Disability Services

‌Here at Drake we are excited about our diverse student population. We realize that diversity is bigger than race and gender; it also includes differences such as disabilities. Because of this we have an office dedicated with full time staff to help coordinate accommodations for our students with disabilities.

Educators can also look to Disability Services for support in how to best serve students with challenges in the classroom. We can help them plan for additional technological and human resources, and also provide expertise on effectively teaching students with an array of needs.

All of our students at Drake are invited to help their peers gain access to the tools they need to excel. Whether it be creating audio versions of textbooks or helping with note taking, there are many opportunities for students to assist others in their path to success.

Campus Resources

Additional Text Resources:
The following resources are for students that may need accessible print such as large print or text-to-speech software that reads aloud and/or displays the text on a computer screen. Some are free and others have a cost associated with the product or service.

Through ITunes:

  • Read2Go
  • TurboScan
  • Dropbox
  • Text Grabber & Translator

Student Disability Services
2507 University Ave.
107 Old Main

Michelle Laughlin, MS
Student Disability Services Coordinator
Fax: 515-271-2376
E-mail: michelle.laughlin@drake.edu

Leah Berte, M.Ed
Student Support Case Management Coordinator
Disability Services
E-mail: leah.berte@drake.edu

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