Equipment loan and check-out procedure
To access adaptive equipment/assistive technology through the DRC, each qualified student must:
1. Request necessary adaptive equipment from assigned Disability Resource Center (DRC) Disability Access Consultant (DAC).
2. Schedule an appointment with the DRC Supervisor, Transportation Services & Equipment Check-out.
Note: Bring a classroom schedule to this meeting.
3. Sign the Equipment Loan Program Form with the DRC Supervisor, Transportation Services & Equipment Check-out and request a copy for personal records.
Note: Students checking out an FM transmitter with lapel microphone are responsible for asking their instructors to wear the FM transmitter and lapel microphone and for reminding them to repeat questions taken from the class.
4. Follow all instructions for proper equipment care.
5. Return all equipment and/or accessories to the Supervisor, Transportation Services & Equipment Check-out by due date.
Lost, Damaged, or Stolen Equipment
Students must complete a DRC Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Equipment Report immediately with the Supervisor of Transportation Services & Equipment Check-out, if any of the equipment is lost, damaged or stolen.
Note: Stolen equipment must also be reported by filing reports of theft with the applicable department/s listed below:
To facilitate equal access for qualified students in their classrooms, lecture halls, laboratories, and other university programs and activities, faculty or the designated department representative will be asked to do the following:
1. Sign a contract acknowledging responsibility for equipment while in their possession.
2. Wear a lapel microphone and FM transmitter (belt clip) for portable amplification devices, as appropriate.
DRC Supervisor of Transportation Services & Equipment Check-out
1. Contact faculty or department representative and arrange to deliver and set up adaptive equipment and devices required in a classroom setting (e.g., optical microscope or close-circuit visual enhancement system).
2. Check in-class equipment periodically and arrange pick up at the end of the semester.
3. Notify the faculty/departmental representative that the student will be requesting for them to wear the FM transmitter and lapel microphone for portable FM amplification devices and to repeat questions asked by the class.
4. Discuss appropriate use of the system with the faculty/departmental representative when an amplification device has been installed in the classroom.
5. Submit a Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Equipment Report to the DRC administrator and executive committee as applicable. Submit a report to Insurance Services for follow-up if the value of lost or damaged equipment is $2,000 or more.
Note: DRC will determine the extent of student responsibility (e.g., based on minimum capital equipment depreciation amount) and the replacement procedure, if the value is less than $2,000.