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Type: University Policy
Division: Facilities & Planning
Office: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8250
Contact Email Address: ods@wou.edu

TITLE
Provision of Auxiliary Aids and Accommodations: Community Members
POLICY NUMBER
FA-04-018
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Vice President for Finance and Administration Office of Disability Services
SUMMARY

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to ensure that students and community members with disabilities have access to Western Oregon University and its programs.

APPLICABLE TO
The Office of Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for people with documented disabilities but access is the responsibility for all students, employees and volunteers of WOU.
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008

The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

Accommodations and auxiliary aids are provided to ensure full accessibility to activities on WOU's campus that are available to the community.  In this case, community members refer to persons who utilize and attend WOU functions but are not WOU students, faculty or staff.

 

PROCEDURES

It is the intent of the Office of Disability Services to make individual departments and divisions as self-sufficient as possible when they provide accommodations to community members with disabilities.  

Auxiliary Aids:

An auxiliary aid is a service or device that persons with disabilities can use to minimize disability related barriers.  Auxiliary aids include, but are not limited to, sign language interpreters, note takers or materials needed in an alternate format. If a department or an event on campus needs assistance to provide auxiliary aids or accommodations please contact the Office of Disability Services.  

When advertising on campus for an event, it is the policy for clubs, organizations, departments and divisions is to include a statement on the advertisement to communicate with the community how to request disability related accommodations.  Please include the following statements on emails, posters and other forms of advertisements:

"If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in a Western Oregon University activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at 503-838-8250 or ods@wou.edu at least 72 hours in advance.

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
Provision of Auxiliary Aids and Accommodations
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE: 11/01/1995
LAST UPDATED: 03/01/2011

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

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SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: VPSA-ODS-005
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