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Washington State University Office for Equal Opportunity

BACKGROUND:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.  The ADA includes both mental and physical medical conditions.  Title II of the ADA applies to the university and includes regulations covering access to university programs and services.

Visit WSU’s Accessibility Website for detailed information and guidelines.

ADA COORDINATOR:

The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Washington State University’s efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.  The ADA Coordinator is also responsible for investigating any complaints that an entity has violated Title II.

 

Kimberly Anderson

ADA Coordinator

Office for Equal Opportunity

French Administration, Room 225

509-335-8288 | Fax: 509-335-5483.

Email:  oeo@wsu.edu

Website: http://oeo.wsu.edu/

Responsibilities of the ADA Coordinator:

  • Providing referrals, resources, advice, services, and compliance information to university offices, students, and employees.
  • Maintaining up-to-date resources and policy materials that are readily available relating to persons with disabilities.
  • Assuring the university’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
  • Collaborating with other university offices, government agencies, and external advocacy groups to develop university policies and procedures to accommodate persons with disabilities and to prevent and respond to discrimination on the basis of disability.
  • Developing and maintaining investigative procedures and processes to resolve complaints and inquiries from university offices, students, and employees.
  • Making determinations about allegations of discrimination and non-compliance under the ADA and other applicable federal and state laws regarding discrimination on the basis of disability.

Complaints regarding discrimination on the basis of a disability or regarding accessibility concerns, can be made to the Office for Equal Opportunity.  For more information on filing a complaint of discrimination on the basis of a disability, please visit the File a Complaint Web Page.  For more information on filing a complaint or concern relating to accessibility, please visit the File an Accessibility Complaint Web Page.  

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

Washington State University provides access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities.  To request a disability accommodation, contact one of the following:

Students:                                                        Employees:

Access Center Home Page                       Human Resource Services Home Page

POLICIES:

For more information on policies and procedures guiding the university’s compliance efforts, visit the Publications and Policies Web Page.