Compliance

Disability Access and Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and relevant local, state, and federal law, the University provides all qualified individuals, regardless of disability, with equal access to, participation in, and/or the benefits of, the University’s programs or activities. This commitment includes the following:

Employees

The University does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its employment practices and procedures, including the application process, hiring, tenure, promotion, advancement, termination, training, compensation and eligibility for benefits. The University provides reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified disabled employees so long doing so does not impose an undue hardship on the University.

Students

The University does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its academic programs and procedures, including recruitment, the application process, enrollment, registration, financial aid, coursework, research, academic counseling, access to University-owned or operated housing, and in its nonacademic programs and services for students. The University provides reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified disabled students so long as doing so does not impose an undue hardship on the University or fundamentally alter the educational program. Reasonable accommodations may include providing appropriate core services necessary to ensure equal access, such as early registration or providing materials in alternative formats.

Members of the Public

The University does not discriminate against qualified members of the public with a disability who are seeking access to the University’s programs, services, and facilities. The University provides reasonable accommodation for members of the public with a disability, including making modifications to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the University or fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity being provided. The University does not discriminate against qualified individuals because of the known disability of another individual with whom a qualified individual is known to have a relationship or association. Retaliation against those who raise complaints or participate in the complaint investigation and resolution process is prohibited and is a violation of University policy.

ADA Coordinator

Bree Callahan
(206) 543-9717
TTY (206) 543-6452
breec@uw.edu or ADAHelp@uw.edu

The ADA Coordinator consults and assists members of the University of Washington community with concerns or inquiries regarding the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership, coordination and oversight to advance the University’s ADA/Section 504 mission, vision and strategic priorities relating to accessibility
  • Consult and collaborate with a broad network of University partners, offices, and programs who in turn provide direct support, resources and outreach on ADA/Section 504 matters and initiatives
  • Facilitate University-wide ADA/Section 504-related education and outreach
  • Identify and coordinate response to patterns or systemic issues relating to ADA/Section 504 concerns
  • Provide information and assistance to individuals who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns or questions regarding ADA/Section 504
  • Consult with the University entities responsible for investigating and responding to ADA/Section 504 complaints
  • Monitor and coordinate compliance with federal, state, and local laws, resolution agreements, and regulatory guidance related to ADA/Section 504

Resources

Seattle Campus Access Guide and Barrier Reporting. Information about accessible entrances and facilities on the University of Washington Seattle campus, as well as a link to report a barrier to access.

UW-IT Accessibility. Information about accessible technology.

Service animals. Information about service animals in University facilities.

Employees

Disability accommodation for employees. Information and forms for employees.

Disability Services Office (DSO). Services for staff, academic personnel, the general public, and UW Seattle non-matriculated students

Students

Services for students who are enrolled at:

Seattle – Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Bothell – Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Tacoma – Disability Support Services (DSS)