Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED)

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The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED) publishes research and contemporary best practices related to disabled college students, college and university disability services offices, disability educators, and disability studies as a field within and lens for the study of higher education institutions.  JPED is published by the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), the primary source of disability related expertise on accessibility, legislation, rights, and any other disability-related information as it pertains to higher education. Consistent with the overall goals of AHEAD, each JPED article includes practical implications for disability services educators in colleges and universities.

JPED has been published for nearly 40 years with a subscription of more than 3,000 individuals and institutions. The Journal is published four times per year. New issues are available to AHEAD members in a password-protected site and made public quarterly in the JPED Archive.

The JPED is indexed and searchable through ERIC; the Emerging Sources Citation Index (via the Web of Science), and EBSCO Education Research Complete databases available at most academic libraries.

Members of AHEAD receive a free electronic subscription to the JPED (PDF, Word, DAISY, & MP3). Hard copies are available for an annual subscription of $50; members can request a print subscription via membership form or by calling AHEAD.  A limited number of selected back issues in print can be ordered from AHEAD (Word Document Download) for $20.00 each.

AHEAD provides alternative formats (DAISY, MP3, Text only, and PDF) of the JPED as a part of its commitment to accessibility and reader choice. These formats are available for all volumes beginning with Volume 24, Issue 1.

Please contact with any questions about the Journal, to connect with the Executive Editors or to give feedback on the accessibility of the JPED.