ADA/504 accommodation

Request an accommodation

UAF is committed to ensuring that students, employees and visitors can fully participate in a safe and welcoming academic and employment environments.

This means we provide a variety of accommodations, which may include acquiring or modifying equipment, providing flexible leave or modifying work schedules, or providing qualified readers or interpreters.

 

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Accommodations for employees and visitors can be requested through the Statewide Office of Human Resources.

Student academic and pregnancy-related accommodation requests are handled by UAF's Disability Services. At UAF Disability Services, the goal is to provide UAF students with access to academic classes and course materials through an interactive accommodation process.

UAF welcomes individuals and their animals to access land owned by the university in a safe and respectful manner that complies with university rules and regulations.  Animals must behave in a way that does not cause disruption or damage to the property or other users.  Clean-up of any waste material is expected immediately.

Animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in UAF buildings without prior approval or permission as an accommodation for a documented disability. Students requiring this accommodation should work with Disability Services; employees and members of the public should work with the Statewide Office of Human Resources. All individuals bringing animals onto University property are subject to UAF’s Animals in University Buildings and on University Property Policy.

Employees wishing to bring a service animal into the workplace, must request approval through the ADA process prior to bringing the service animal to work.

Medical documents related to accommodations must be kept confidential. They will be sealed and maintained in secure storage separate from personnel files. Supervisors may not disclose that an employee is receiving a reasonable accommodation, because this usually amounts to a disclosure that the individual has a disability. If a co-worker enquires about what is perceived to be "special" treatment, point out that many workplace issues are personal, and that it is UAF's policy to assist any employee encountering difficulties and to respect employee privacy.

UAF recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and the International Code Council and American National Standards Institute's guidance on accessibility of buildings for people with disabilities (ICC/ANSI A117.1). Here is an online map of restrooms that are gender-inclusive and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as lactation rooms and diaper-changing stations.