Disability Services


As part of the lecture series, several presentations have been recorded to assist faculty and staff in working with students with disabilities.  These presentations have been linked below.


Larry Markle , director of Disability Services atBallState, gives an overview of policies and procedures faculty should know in working with students with disabilities 


Dr. Jacqueline Harris, retired coordinator of study strategies and writing atBallState’sLearningCenter, describes services available for students at theLearningCenter. 


Dr. Jacqueline Harris and Larry Markle discuss the transition to college for students with disabilities and give strategies for students with disabilities on how to ensure a successful transition to college.


Richard Harris , director emeritus of Disability Services atBallState, gives an overview of the history of disability access at the post-secondary level.


Carlos Taylor , adaptive computer technology specialist atBallState, offers suggestions on how to best accommodate students who are blind or visually impaired in the classroom. He also provides technology options for students with a variety of disabilities.


Dixie Denton, instructor of Elementary Education, and Michael Hanley, assistant professor of Journalism, discuss the value of the Faculty Mentorship Program.


Dr. David Parker, research associate at Wayne State University and postsecondary transition specialist at the Children’s Resource Group in Indianapolis, gives an overview of Universal Design for Instruction and suggests ways to implement UDI in the classroom.

Jim Mills, freshman advisor at Ball State, describes the transition to year two at Ball State for students with disabilities.

Dr. Karen Thatcher, assistant professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, discusses ways to assist college students with an acquired brain injury.

Dr. Claudia Updike, professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, describes classroom accommodations for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Dr. Dom Caristi, associate professor of Telecommunications, was 2010 Faculty Mentor of the Year and describes his relationships with his student mentees.


Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler, founder and director, DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center, presents on universal design for student services.


Scott Fogo, director of Autism Service at Easter Seals Crossroads, discusses support for students with autism in college.


Linda Strunck, instructor of Special Education, discusses her experiences as a mentor in the Faculty Mentorship Program.



Dr. Ellen Lucas, associate director of the Counseling Center, provides suggestions and resources when working with students in distress.


Dr. Marcy Meyer, associate professor of Communication Studies, offers information and research relative to communicating with students with disabilities. 


Disability Services
Student Center (SC), Room 116
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5293
Fax: 765-285-5295
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