Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 1/1/1984

Revised: 7/1/2012

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SSM 701–06: Accommodations in Campus Computer Labs for Students with Disabilities

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Purpose

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To provide equal access in computer facilitiesfor qualified students with disabilities according to federally mandated regulations

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Sources

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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 United States Code §§ 701–796
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990, 2008), 42 United States Code § 12101 et seq.
Disability Resource Center
ASU Office of Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources

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Policy

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ASU ensures federally mandated physical and program access for qualified students with disabilities in all ASU computer lab facilities commensurate with the general student population. Although the university may choose to provide a separate facility for students with disabilities, this does not replace the institutional obligation to provide program access in other facilities on campus.

Computer lab site program accessibility should include the following considerations: service delivery, setup procedures, employee responsibilities and training programs, budget allocations, publication conversions, and maintenance and upgrade strategies. Minimal ADA compliance includes: access to computer sites/technology, hardware, software, print materials (e.g., instructions, informational signs, manuals), and lab assistance.

Although sites must be accessible, it is not necessary for all stations to be accessible. It is also imperative to have adequate lead time to research, coordinate, fund, and implement appropriate accommodations. University resources for technical assistance include the DRC, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the University Technology Office.

The department supporting the site, as well as the department offering the class or activity, are responsible for providing accommodations for students with disabilities in a timely manner.

See the DRC Web site for more information.

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Definition

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In a Timely Manner
At the same time other members of a class are receiving access and information.

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Cross-Reference

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See also SSM 701–02, “Eligibility for Accommodations—Required Disability Documentation.”


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