Student Services Manual (SSM)

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Effective: 1/1/1981

Revised: 7/20/2015

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SSM 701–05: On-Campus Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities—Tempe Campus Only

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To provide on-campus cart transportation for individuals, including students, staff, faculty, and visitors, who are physically unable to walk to campus locations

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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

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The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the Tempe campus location, provides on-campus, rides in DRC golf carts to and from parking, public transit stops, classrooms, residence halls, and other campus buildings for qualified individuals with disabilities. Personal trips (e.g., trips to the bank or store) are not permitted.

Individuals who are unable to walk to Tempe campus locations must register with the DRC and provide the required medical documentation to be eligible for on-campus, golf-cart transportation service.

Upon registration for transportation services, DRC provides a form to be used for this purpose. The individual’s attending physician must complete the form with a clearly indicated number of weeks or a termination date for on-campus transportation. The individual must return the form to DRC Transportation Services by fax, mail, or hand delivery within three business days from the first day this service is scheduled to begin. Individuals requesting service who fail to return the completed form by the deadline indicated on the form will be subject to cancellation of services. Upon receipt of the completed form, DRC Transportation Services will reinstate services.

This is a shared, prescheduled transportation service/ride for qualified individuals. Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. All rides requested are subject to availability of vehicles and drivers. If an individual will not need a scheduled ride, that individual must notify the DRC prior to the scheduled ride. Failure to notify the DRC twice may result in cancellation of transportation services.

DRC golf carts are not equipped to transport manual wheelchairs and are capable of transporting only certain ambulatory aids such as crutches, canes, collapsible walkers, and collapsible tri-wheel manual scooters. Individuals using such equipment are responsible for securing the equipment while being transported. The equipment cannot extend beyond the physical exterior of the vehicle at any time. All equipment transport requests are subject to prior approval by the DRC Transportation Services supervisor.

The drivers for DRC on-campus transportation cannot provide individuals with personal assistance with boarding and exiting the cart; passengers must be able to perform this function independently.

See the DRC Web site for additional information.

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