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Lev Ivanov, a sophomore bioengineering major, has ADHD and receives accommodations from the Office of Disability Resources and Services.

Students with disability accommodations adjust to virtual learning environment

By Rashi Ranjan, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2021
Students are finding it more difficult to find support for their disabilities due to remote learning. Pitt’s Office of Disability Resources and Services is providing different accommodations, such as increasing time limits on Canvas.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into violations of federal disability laws by Pitt.

Federal government probing alleged Pitt disability discrimination

By Jon Moss, News Editor December 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened an investigation into two possible violations of federal disability laws by Pitt.
Dr. Bethany Ziss of the Children’s Institute reads a poem criticizing the health care industry’s attitude toward people with disabilities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Disabled activists take part in nationwide day of mourning

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer March 2, 2018

Andrea Mauro was physically restrained, force-fed horseradish and shocked with play buzzers as a child when they had tantrums or failed speech therapy exercises. All of this was done to them by the...

(Photo by Christian Snyder | Assistant Opinion Editor)

Individuals rally to improve accessibility

By Caroline Bourque | Assistant News Editor September 21, 2017

Disability advocates crowded the sidewalk on the corner of Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 20, to spread information on three key issues they want to reform. These three initiatives...

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