Your privacy is important to us

The Accessible Educational Services (AES) is committed to protecting your privacy. We comply with the standards set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for safeguarding student information.

At your first meeting with an AES access coordinator, you will be informed about your privacy rights under FERPA and HIPAA. You also will be asked to sign a form allowing limited release of your information, which will be kept on file for the duration of your time at IU Bloomington.

The information you provide to AES about your qualifying medical condition, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, is used only by AES staff as it relates to providing accessibility measures (accommodations) for you. Faculty and staff do not have access to information about your qualifying medical condition; they know only what accessibility measures they are required to provide for you.

AES will retain all qualifying medical condition documentation for three years after students leave the university.

There are certain circumstances under which AES is required to release your information to a third party—for example, in response to a subpoena issued by a court of law. Outside of those limited circumstances, AES must get your written authorization to release your information to a third party.

Release of information

To provide authorization for the release of information (ROI) to a third party, please contact our office for the appropriate form.

  • ROI for external organizations and individuals
  • ROI for internal departments and faculty