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Disability Resource Centre

Welcome to the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Iqra University, where we prioritize diversity and inclusivity. Under the patronage of Vice Chancellor’s and active engagement of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, the DRC is dedicated to implementing policies and initiatives aimed at enhancing accessibility and reducing barriers at campus. Regardless of a person’s mental or physical abilities, our goal is to accommodate the needs of every individual. Explore our resources and join us in fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

Iqra University encourages the multiplicity of identities and experiences and is convinced that disability is an essential component of human diversity. The “Disability Resource Centre (DRC)” was established as a symbol of a committed effort. This creates an inclusive workplace that completely accommodates each person’s unique requirements, regardless of their physical or mental abilities, by improving accessibility and tearing down barriers around the campus. The goal of Iqra University’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to promote educational opportunities and access for all students by using a comprehensive strategy that includes campaigns, resources, support, cooperation, and accommodations. We welcome students from all backgrounds and are strongly committed to advancing inclusion and accessibility for each and every member of our community.

Our Commitment

At Iqra University, our unwavering goal is to ensure that students with disabilities receive the assistance and accommodations they deserve. The DRC strives to promote educational opportunities and access for all students through a comprehensive policy, strategy encompassing campaigns, resources, support, collaboration, and accommodations.

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is led by a dedicated committee of senior management and student body:

  • Mr. Aseem Majid Rizvi (Chairperson)
  • Dr. Ume Sumayya (Coordinator)
  • Dr. Irfan Anis (Coordinator)
  • Urshila Wasi (Student Body)
  • Dr. Salima Ahsan Tejani (Psychologist)

Policy for Person with Disabilities, you may access the policy by following this link

To know more about our Initiative and Activities for Accessibility, you may read our Accessibility Report by following the link

DRC Services towards Students, Faculty & Staff with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities

Iqra University is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with provincial and federal laws. To ensure equality of access for students with disabilities, accommodations are provided on a case-by-case, through an interactive process with the DRC Committee. As a student registering for services with the DRC, it is important to review and know your rights and responsibilities pertaining to disability access.

Students have the Right to:

  • Full participation in university activities without discrimination.
  • Access to necessary accommodations for academic and professional success.
  • Privacy and confidentiality regarding disability-related information.
  • Availability of materials and information in accessible formats.
  • Timely consideration of accommodation requests.
  • Accessible campus facilities for safe navigation.
  • Access to support services such as counseling and tutoring.
  • Protection from disability-based discrimination and harassment.
  • Fair assessment based on individual abilities and achievements.
  • Inclusion in decisions affecting their education and campus experience.

Students have the Responsibility to:

  • Maintain academic and professional integrity in line with IQRA University’s standards.
  • Acknowledge disability status and seek assistance from Disability Resource Center (DRC) when necessary.
  • Provide appropriate evidence of disability and its impact on participation in university activities.
  • Follow established procedures for accessing accommodations and support services.
  • Maintain open dialogue with (DRC), faculty, and university staff regarding accommodation needs.
  • Advocate for personal needs while respecting university policies and guidelines.
  • Work with professors, advisors, and (DRC) to implement approved accommodations effectively.
  •  Engage in the accommodation process by attending meetings and fulfilling requirements.
  • Utilize accommodations ethically to ensure equal access without compromising standards.
  • Advocate for evolving needs and foster personal growth in self-advocacy skills.

Faculty & Staff with Disabilities

  • Faculty and staff with disabilities have the right to reasonable accommodations to effectively perform their job duties. These accommodations may involve modifications to the work environment, job duties, or work schedule.
  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC) maintains the confidentiality of medical information provided for accommodation requests by faculty and staff with disabilities.
  • The DRC advocates for the rights of faculty and staff with disabilities, ensuring they receive necessary support and accommodations to thrive in their roles.
  • The DRC collaborates with supervisors or departments to identify voluntary and readily achievable means to meet accommodation requests, ensuring eligible employees receive necessary support.
  • Universities integrate Universal Design principles into the workplace environment, making it accessible, inclusive, and productive for all employees, including those with disabilities.
  • The DRC offers training and support to supervisors and departments on creating inclusive and accessible workplace environments, fostering a culture of inclusivity and support for the Faculty & Staff with Disabilities.
  • The DRC collaborates with other departments to establish guidelines for physical spaces and transportation based on Universal Design principles, ensuring accessibility for all members of the university community.
  • Employees are encouraged to contact the DRC to explore how to make their workplace more inclusive. Examples of Universal Design in the Workplace include physical environment modifications, workstation adjustments, tools and technology utilization, training and learning accommodations, flexible workplace policies, and remote work opportunities.

Responsibility of Faculty & Staff towards Person with Disabilities

  • Ensuring equitable treatment for disabled students including, accessible course materials and physical accessibility. This commitment to inclusivity raises an environment where all learners can fully participate and engage in the educational experience.
  • Verify a student’s accommodations with Disability Resources and inquire about a particular accommodation that is mentioned on the student’s disability assessment form.
  • Understand and comply with laws, regulations, and university policies regarding disabled students.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations and support services as outlined in the University’s Policy for Person with Disabilities and Disability Resource Center (DRC).
  • Refer students to Disability Resources for accommodation requests and support services.
  •  Advocate for the needs of disabled students within the academic institution.
  • Continuously educate themselves on issues related to disability and accessibility.
  • Faculty members at Iqra University can propose or negotiate accommodations with students and the Disability Resource Center Disability Resource Center (DRC) to maintain academic integrity.
  • Changes to approved accommodations require communication with the DRC committee for alignment.
  • Faculty may involve the Student Engagement Unit (SEU), in accommodation negotiations with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
  • Adjustments to attendance for students where attendance accommodations are permitted, provided they don’t significantly impact learning goals.

Support in Examination

DRC ensures that students with disabilities have fair access during exams. We provide accommodations such as extended time, alternative formats, and assistive technology. We ensure every student can demonstrate their abilities effectively.

Contact us to arrange accommodations and support.

How to Access Our Services?

If you’re a student with a documented disability, register with the Disability Resource Center to access accommodations best suited for your condition. If you or someone you know needs any help regarding disability at IU, please fill out the Disability Assessment Form and email it to After the assessment our committee members will get in touch to provide you the needed help and support.

Disability Assessment Form

You may also reach out to the committee members via email at or dedicated helpline: 02138734088

The Disability Resource Center opening hours are: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday (Fridays work from home)

Students’ with Disabilities can also reach out to our dedicated department of the Student Engagement Unit (SEU), established to support and guide students at campus. Our SEU Team is preoccupied with needed training and resources to help students’ with disabilities. You may contact them at campus front desk 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday (Fridays work from home) or email at:

Useful Resources for Person with Disability

Some free digital tools for supporting student with Disabilities

Accessibility embedded across our Campuses

Iqra University is making continuous efforts to ensure that its infrastructure is conducive to individuals with disabilities, fostering inclusivity within the university environment. The university has taken a range of steps to improve accessibility and cater to the diverse requirements of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Its infrastructure focuses on providing physical accessibility, incorporating adaptive technology, and embracing inclusive design principles. By prioritizing these aspects, IU is actively working towards creating an environment where individuals with disabilities can participate fully and feel welcomed.