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Office of Equity & Diversity
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Reasonable Accommodation

Equal or Effective Access

Academic institutions are under obligation under Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, in addition to the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act to provide both 1) general access that is equally effective for individuals with disabilities as individuals without disabilities and 2) reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities on a case by case basis who need assistance or modification to the University?s programs and/or activities.

General access for students includes physical entry into buildings, academic programs, academic/instructional areas, e.g., computer labs, and events. It also includes electronic and information technology utilized in the course of instruction, such as computer equipment/software, as well as instructional materials produced or made available by a faculty member as required course material.

For employees, general access includes physical entry to buildings, workstations, meeting rooms, and office equipment. It also includes the general accessibility of electronic and digital information transmitted in the course of employment, or compatibility of such information with assistive technology.

Individuals should inform the person(s) responsible for these programs and/or activities immediately upon knowing that 1) general access is not equally effective and/or 2) reasonable accommodation to you as an individual with a disability is needed.

Such access includes electronic and information technology and its compatibility with assistive technology or an equal or effective access plan.

Individuals registered with the California Department of Rehabilitation may be eligible for assistance through that agency.

Students may be eligible for assistance through the Office of Disabled Student Services, located in Brotman Hall 270, telephone (562) 985-5401. For evaluation and service, contact that office directly.

Employees who need reasonable accommodation in order to carry out the duties of their job should inform their immediate supervisor. Requests for assistive technology may be made through the Office of Equity & Diversity.

If the modification or accommodation provided is inappropriate or insufficient, you may seek the assistance of the Office of Equity and Diversity, located in University Student Union 301, telephone (562) 985-8256.

If a reasonable accommodation has been requested but was not provided, the individual may access the complaint resolution process.