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Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities at the University of New Haven have the right to:

  • Access courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities offered through the University.

  • Work, learn and receive appropriate reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids and services as determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Confidentiality of all information about their disability except as disclosures are required or permitted by law.

  • Have information be reasonably available in accessible formats.

 

Students with disabilities at the University of New Haven have the responsibility to:

  • Meet University qualifications and maintain the essential technical, academic, and institutional standards for courses, programs, services, jobs, and activities.

  • Self-identify as a person with a disability to the Campus Access Services Office and to seek information, counsel, and assistance when necessary.

  • Provide documentation of a disability from an appropriate licensed professional that is current and verifies the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the need for specific accommodation(s).

  • Follow established procedures for obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids, and do so in a timely manner each semester/trimester for which they wish to receive accommodations.

  • Ensure that professors are aware of needed accommodations prior to each instance (e.g. each exam).

 

The University of New Haven has the right to:

  • Maintain the University's academic, technical and institutional standards.

  • Request current documentation from a student completed by an appropriate licensed professional to verify the need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids. 

  • Discuss the student's need for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids with the professional source of the student's documentation with the student's written consent.

  • Select among equally effective and appropriate accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids in consultation with students with disabilities.

  • Deny a request for accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids if the documentations does not identify a specific disability, fails to verify the need for the requested services, or the documentation is not provided in a timely manner.

  • Refuse to provide an accommodation, academic adjustment, and/or auxiliary aid that is inappropriate or unreasonable including any that:

    • Poses a threat to the health and safety of others.
    • Constitutes a substantial change or alteration to an essential element of a course or program; or
    • Poses an undue financial or administrative burden on the University.

 

University of New Haven has the responsibility to:

  • Ensure that University courses, programs, services, jobs, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are offered in an integrated and appropriate manner so as to be inclusive of individuals with disabilities.

  • Provide students with disabilities who self-identify and meet University criteria for eligibility with appropriate reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis.

  • Evaluate students based on their abilities, not their disabilities.

  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication concerning students with disabilities except where disclosure is required or permitted by law, or is otherwise authorized.

  • Ensure that information readily available to students, especially those regarding policies and procedures, is made available to students with disabilities in accessible formats upon request.