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DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Student Guide

Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities have the right to :

  • An equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from courses, programs, services and activities of the University
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • Confidentiality of information pertaining to their disability
  • Information available in accessible formats.

Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:

  • Meet qualifications and maintain essential standards for courses, programs, services and activities
  • Identify as an individual with a disability when an accommodation is needed and to seek information, counsel and assistance as necessary
  • Demonstrate and/or document (from an appropriate professional) how the disability limits their participation in courses, programs, services and activities
  • Follow established procedures for obtaining information, services and reasonable accommodations.

The University has the right to:

  • Identify and establish essential skills, knowledge and standards for courses, programs, services and activities and to evaluate students with disabilities on this basis
  • Confirm disability status and request and receive current, relevant documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • Have staff interact with students to determine reasonable accommodations
  • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services if the documentation does not demonstrate that the request is warranted, or if the student fails to provide appropriate documentation
  • Select among equally effective reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services
  • Refuse unreasonable accommodations, academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services that impose a fundamental alteration on a program or activity of the University.

The University has the responsibility to:

  • Provide information to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request
  • Ensure that courses, programs, services and activities when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings
  • Evaluate students on the basis of their abilities and not their disabilities
  • Respond to requests on a timely basis
  • Provide or arrange reasonable accommodations
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication.

 


 

 

 

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