Responsibilities of Director of Office of Disability Support Services
Setting up the provision of reasonable accommodations:
Both the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA require the university to make a modification or adjustment to the status quo inherent in the program or activity to allow a qualified person to fully participate in the programs and activities of the university.The Director of the Office of Disability Support Services handles the process of documenting the need for and enabling the provision of reasonable accommodations when necessary. The process at CUA is spelled out on the Disability Support Services web page.
Confidentiality of Student Records
All records on disability are to be kept confidential, both under the ADA and under student records law (FERPA). Thus, the manner in which records are kept is a key consideration in this area of the law. The Director of the Office of Disability Support Services is responsible for compliance with this legal requirement as it relates to disability records maintained in the disability office, as well as to any electronic records maintained and safeguarded.
DC Human Rights Act
For practical purposes compliance with federal disability law will equate with compliance with the disability portion of the DC human rights act.
links checked and updated 07/29/10 TOL
Policies Related to Disability Support Services Responsibilities
Policies, Procedures and Services for Students with Disabilities Interpreter/Transcriber Request Policy Student Records Policy