Disability accommodations policies updated

May 3, 2018 | UToday
By Christine Wasserman

The University of Toledo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or the presence of a disability. Therefore, UT recently has amended policies available for review on how to obtain reasonable accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

“We’ve updated our policies and want to make sure any individual who needs appropriate accommodations knows the process and whom to contact for assistance, including those with disabilities and those who may require pregnancy-related accommodations due to medical complications,” stated Wendy Davis, associate vice president for human resources.

“Rest assured information pertaining to the nature of a person’s disability or medical condition is treated as confidential.”

“Reasonable accommodations are mandated by law and allow individuals with disabilities to participate in the campus community,” said Enjie Hall, UT’s appointed ADA compliance officer and director for campus accessibility and student disability services.

Should you need to request such accommodations or want more information, contact the following:

• Staff — Tiffany Murray, director of affirmative action, human resources, 419.530.1464 or tiffany.murray2@utoledo.edu;

• Faculty — Kevin West, senior director, faculty relations and inclusion officer, 419.530.4053 or kevin.west2@utoledo.edu;

• Students — Office of Student Disability Services, 419.530.4981 or studentdisabilitysvs@utoledo.edu.

Staff seeking disability accommodations should complete the Reasonable Accommodation Form and follow the process provided at utoledo.edu/depts/hr/webforms/reasonable-accommodation-request-form.html.

Faculty seeking disability accommodations should refer to utoledo.edu/offices/provost/faculty-labor-relations-and-academic-inclusion.

Students seeking accommodations should complete the application on the Student Disability Services webpage and follow the process outlined at utoledo.edu/offices/student-disability-services/registernew.html.

“We also encourage anyone who believes discrimination may be occurring to notify us at once so we may take prompt action to assess the situation and provide appropriate accommodations, if required,” Davis said.

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