The University will reasonably accommodate otherwise qualified individuals with a disability unless such accommodation would pose an undue hardship or would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the service, program or activity or would result in undue financial or administrative burdens. The term “reasonable accommodation” is used in its general sense in this policy to apply to employees, students and visitors.
Reasonable accommodation may include but is not limited to:
- Making existing facilities readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities;
- Job restructuring;
- Part-time or modified work schedules;
- Reassignment to a vacant position if qualified;
- Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices;
- Adjustment or modification of examinations, training materials,
- Providing qualified readers or interpreters; or
- Modifying policies, practices and procedures.
The campus maintains a website dedicated to disability information and resources. http://www.ou.edu/drc/home.html
The Disability Resource Center, unless otherwise provided, is the central point-of-contact to receive all requests for reasonable accommodation and to receive all documentation required to determine disability status under law. This center will then make a recommendation on accommodation to the appropriate administrative unit. Reasonable accommodation with respect to employment matters should be coordinated with the Office of Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation with respect to academic matters, including but not limited to faculty employment, should be coordinated with the Office of the Provost while all other issues of reasonable accommodation should be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources.
For information about federal disability related laws and information visit http://www.ada.gov.
Complaints of disability discrimination may be brought through the University’s Equal Opportunity Office for Norman based programs: (405) 325-3546 and for Oklahoma City Health Sciences Center based programs: (405) 271-2110 or see http://www.ou.edu/home/eoo.html.