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:

Employment

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

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act , the ADA Coordinator has been  designated to be responsible for compliance and response for all University locations.

(206) 221-7932

TTY (206) 543-6452

ADAHelp@uw.edu

The ADA Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing information and assistance to those who wish to raise a complaint or have concerns relating to the University’s compliance with the ADA and/or related local, state, and federal laws
  • Facilitating the University's compliance with disability laws and regulations, including responding effectively to each complaint
  • Providing assistance and support to University programs responsible for delivering reasonable accommodations to employees, students, and members of the public
  • Facilitating University-wide training and outreach
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic issues relating to compliance
  • Where appropriate, responding to or conducting an investigation of complaints
  • Participating in and providing support to committees and other programs dedicated to improving the experience of persons with disabilities at the University

Complaint Reporting

Policies

Resources for Accommodations