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Access to the University of Montana Western is a civil right. When viewed in their entirety, programs at the University must be readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. Program access must be assured in the most intergrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual and to the maximum extent feasible. The University promises that no otherwise qualified person with a disability will be denied or limited participation in or the benefits of any programs solely on the basis of a siability. The university prohibits disability discrimination against qualified students and will make certain all students and visitors have an equal opportunity in accessing our campus.
The University is not barrier-free, but reasonable accommodations will be made to guarantee program access. Reasonable accommodations modify non-essential components of programs so individuals will have equal footing to participate and compete. All accommodation request will be given due process consideration.
How to Disclose Disability and Request Accommodations
You are responsible for disclosing the functional impact of your disability and requesting reasonable modifications. Thre following are steps that you should take to request modifications.
1. Contact disabilty services and discuss the reasonable modifications.
2. You must make your requests in a timely manner. The amount of time necessary depends on the type of modification you
3. After request has been received work with disability services to meet the reasonable modification for access to a program or event.
4. Disability services will attempt to accommodate all reasonable modifications by working with professors, club advisors, team
coaches, and event planners.
5. Disability services will keep the student or visitor informed of the modifications being offered and a reasonable timeline in
6. Disability services will contact the student or visitor during or after the class ore event to insure services and modifications
Housing and dining accommodations, access to buildings, and student support groups are also topics discussed in the meeting with the Dean of Students. Accommodations must be reasonable as to the extent of the law, including ADA and Section 504 provisions. When accommodations cannot be agreed upon between faculty, student, and administration, the Dean of Students Office will seek advice, input, and/or mediation from the University of Montana, Missoula campus.