What are accommodations?
Accommodations include academic adjustments, auxiliary aids/services, modifications to policies/procedures, and reasonable workplace accommodations and are individualized changes provided reactively upon request to ensure access for an individual with a disability to fully participate.. Not all individuals with disabilities experience the same functional limitations or access barriers so not all individuals with disabilities need accommodations.
- determined on an individualized, case-by-case basis,
- intended to mitigate access barriers,
- to ensure equal access and opportunity for participation,
- to provide full and meaningful experiences like nondisabled peers by removing disability related environmental, workplace, programmatic or curriculum access barriers.
Accommodations do not:
- lower production standards,
- waive or lower essential requirements of courses, programs or degrees,
- remove essential job functions,
- guarantee success or an identical result or level of achievement as individuals without disabilities,
- include personal use items/devices needed in accomplishing daily activities such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, wheelchairs, etc.
Accommodations are not reasonable if they are determined to be a fundamental alteration or are an undue administrative or financial hardship.
Below is information and related procedures which must be adhered to utlize some approved accommodations.