Accommodations of Persons with Disabilities
BYU–Hawaii prohibits unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities and is committed to providing equal opportunity for learning and the employment of persons with disabilities. The university community ensures reasonable accommodations for students and employees which comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
A. Disability – A person with a disability is an individual with a physical, medical/health, and psychological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; an individual with a record of such impairment; or an individual who is perceived as having such an impairment.
B. Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – A broad anti-discriminatory federal statute legally applicable to BYU–Hawaii as a recipient of federal financial assistance which prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified provided such action does not place an undue hardship on the university.
C. Americans with Disabilities Act – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) attempts to establish a uniform national program to protect persons with disabilities from discrimination.
3. RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Executive Sponsor: Administrative Vice President
Original Approval by President's Council:
Updated by President's Council:
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