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CHAPTER SIX: 6420

OTHER GENERAL INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES

July 2002


6420

PROCEDURES FOR ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITY

PREAMBLE: This section outlines the university's responsibility vis-à-vis the Americans with Disabilities Act. Further information may be obtained from the university's ADA Coordinator (208-885-9229) or the Coordinator of Student Disability Services (208-885-6757). [ed. 7/02]

A. The term "disability" refers to the condition of a person who (a) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (b) has a record of such impairment, or (c) is regarded as having such an impairment. [See also 3060 B.]

B. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that procedures be established for ensuring access to programs, activities, and services of the university for persons with disabilities, and for responding to complaints by persons who believe they have been denied access to accommodation, or otherwise been discriminated against because of disability. [See also 3210 A-1, 2300 VII-1, 3700 D-2, and 3730 C-1-c, D-1-c.] [ed 7-97]

C. Employees who seek reasonable accommodation in employment due to disability should consult with Human Resources for information about university procedures for requesting employment accommodation. [ed. 6-09]

D. Students who seek academic adjustment or accommodation on the basis of disability should consult the coordinator of Student Disability Services in Student Advisory Services. [See 6400.]

E. Persons seeking access to programs, activities, or services of the university in capacities other than employment or academic accommodation or adjustment may consult with the university ADA coordinator (885-9229). [See also 3210.][ed. 7/02]

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