Guidelines and Accommodation Information

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Guidelines and Accommodation Information

Arirang University, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, and the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is required to make reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis for the know limitations of otherwise qualified students, staff, and faculty with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. These accommodations do not include personal care.

To help provide the best possible service to students with documented disabilities, Arirang University has an ADA Compliance Coordinator, located in the ARU Administration Office on campus. Individuals are encouraged to disclose their disability(ies) to the ADA Compliance Coordinator and provide necessary documentation required by the University to substantiate the existence of a disability(ies). The ADA Compliance Coordinator works to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to provide access to programs and facilities for individuals with disabilities. The University acknowledges that learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, as defined by Section 504, are included in this discussion of individuals with disabilities.

Once a student provides appropriate documentation, the ADA Compliance Coordinator will determine whether the individual is eligible for accommodations and how ARU and the ADA Compliance Coordinator can best assist the individual with this process. Reasonable accommodations will be arranged to assist a student with a disability through an interactive process with the ADA Compliance Coordinator. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability in any program or activity receiving federal assistance. The ADA extends to people with disabilities civil rights similar to those available to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The ADA Compliance Committee develops the policies of the University pertaining to serving students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. These policies are developed to ensure that (1) the University has documentation of a disability and (2) reasonable accommodations have been
made to provide program, activity, and physical access. Accommodations can be made only after the individual provides the appropriate documentation.

The individual is encouraged to disclose their disability to the ADA Compliance Coordinator and provide the necessary documentation, at his/her expense. Reasonable accommodations will be arranged to assist a student with a disability based on a plan supported by complete documentation and developed conjointly with the ADA Compliance Coordinator. Such services may include testing accommodations, alternate text formats, and other reasonable classroom and learning strategies that provide equal access to the learning environment. Personal services and personal aides are not ADA accommodations and are not provided by the
University.

A student with disabilities verified by the ADA Compliance Coordinator, shall also be entitled to alternate testing conditions to help the student accurately demonstrate his/her true competency in that particular subject. Alternate testing conditions will only be granted if they are supported by documentation and do not alter the fundamental nature of the academic course. These examination accommodations include but are not limited to:

extended time;
oral exams;
use of a reader;
use of a scribe; and/or
alternate test format.

In all instances involving an academic course, the classroom instructor is responsible for providing equal access to the learning and examination processes by meeting each student’s needs as outlined on his or her Reasonable Accommodation Contract Form. Students wishing to utilize their approved accommodations are responsible for meeting with their professors to discuss their accommodation needs and to have their Reasonable Accommodations Contract Form(s) signed and dated by the faculty, then returned to the ADA Compliance Coordinator. Faculty members should contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator with any questions or concerns regarding reasonable accommodations.