The University will provide reasonable accommodation(s) upon request to otherwise qualified employees or students as required by law to ensure equal access to University employment, educational opportunities, programs, services, and activities in the most integrated setting, to the extent such accommodation(s) do not impose an undue hardship upon the University or constitute a fundamental alteration to a program or compromise academic integrity. In general, it is the responsibility of the employee or student to make their disability status and subsequent need for an accommodation known.
Once on notice for the need for accommodations, it is the responsibility of the DRC and the individual with a disability to engage in dialogue to identify possible accommodations and assess the reasonableness and effectiveness of the each potential accommodation. Determinations regarding accommodations on campus will be made on a case-by-case basis. The University need not provide any particular accommodation but will provide a reasonable accommodation, when appropriate.
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to: job restructuring, modified work schedules, obtaining or modifying equipment or devices, modifying examinations, training materials, or policies, providing qualified readers and interpreters, reassignment to temporary light duty or a vacant position, making facilities readily accessible to an usable by individuals with disabilities.
A reasonable accommodation is a reasonable modification in policies, practices, or procedures. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to: text conversion to accessible formats, interpreter services/real-time captioning, exam modifications, making facilities readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
The University may provide auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with a disability to facilitate effective communication and access to benefits of University programs and activities.
All newly constructed University buildings, alterations to existing buildings and renovations, including improvements to the path of travel serving the renovated primary function area, will meet the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) to ensure that they are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, when required by the ADAAG.