This article is extracted from the
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Regarding Disability Access & Accommodation
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADA) and
Sections 504 and 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972
University policy, the ADA, and Sections 504 & 503, prohibit discrimination on the basis of a person’s status as a person with a disability, require equal opportunity and access, a process for a person with a disability to request a reasonable accommodation, and a grievance process for an individual to complain of discrimination.
The University endeavors to ensure that its campus and programs are accessible and in compliance with state and federal disability standards and to provide reasonable accommodations so as to remove a barrier that may prevent an individual with a disability from equally participating in academics, employment, or other University program. Reasonable accommodations may include specialized equipment, auxiliary aids, policy modifications, academic adjustments or other accommodation that is effective.
University policy, as well as state and federal law, strictly prohibit retaliation against an individual for requesting a disability accommodation, for participating in a disability discrimination complaint process.
The University designates the following office as its ADA/Section 504 Coordinator:
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Also listed on this web page for Disability Access & Accommodation are the services available for Faculty & Staff, as well as University of Utah Students.