Accommodations and Services
Disability Resources can assist employees seeking university accommodations for disabilities. Disability Resources will also answer your questions regarding reasonable accommodations that may be provided in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act. For specific information or to place a request for an accommodation, please contact Disability Resources.
To initiate the process for obtaining accommodations, you must self-identify as disabled via HR Connection.
Emergency Waiting Areas
If you have a disability that prevents you from evacuating a building in an emergency, you must inform Disability Resources. We will work with Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Police, and Health Services to place you on the Emergency Waiting Area list and to put in place a plan to assist you in the event of an emergency.
Obtaining Materials in Alternate Formats
Individuals may wish to order event handouts, class texts, or university publications in an alternate format, such as e-text or braille. Contact Disability Resources to discuss how to facilitate this service, or complete the Alternative Format Request Form [pdf].
To be provided interpreter services, you must complete and submit to Disability Resources an Interpreter Request Form [pdf]. Interpreter Requests should be submitted a minimum of thirty working days in advance to be assured of this service. Please follow up by completing an Interpreter Service Evaluation [pdf].
Service Animal Guidelines
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted in university facilities. A service animal is any guide dog, signal dog or other animal trained to assist an individual with a disability, including but not limited to guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing, providing minimal rescue or protection work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items. Therapy and companion animals are not covered under the ADA.
To work on campus, a service animal must be specifically trained to form a service function, and should wear a harness, cape, identification tag or other gear that readily identifies its working status. Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification.