University Accessibility Policy
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that Shaw University ensure that its programs, services, goods and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Shaw University, in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of disability in administration of its education-related programs and activities, and has an institutional commitment to provide equal educational opportunities for disabled students who are otherwise qualified.
It is the responsibility of the University to:
- Provide information to faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in accessible formats
- Ensure that courses, programs, jobs, activities, and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are
available and usable.
- Provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids
and services, for faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in courses, programs
services activities and facilities, and maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and
It is the responsibility of the student to:
- Identify him/herself by completing the appropriate documentation
- Consult with a counselor to determine specific accommodations based on documentation
- Give written authorization, by completing the Authorization of Release Form (page 25 of the Student Disability Services Policy Handbook)
- To notify instructors of these instructions at the beginning of each semester to discuss
arrangements for accommodation in each course. At this time the student and instructor must
complete a course Accommodation Form (page 26 of the Student Disability Services Policy Handbook).
Students with disabilities must maintain the same responsibility for their education as non-disabled
students. This includes maintaining appropriate behavior and providing timely notification of any needs
for reasonable accommodations
For information concerning policies and procedures for students with disabilities, see the Student Disability Services Policy Handbook, the web pages for Office of Educational Technology or Library Services Disability Access Services.