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William Woods University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualifying students, faculty, and employees with disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, as well as applicable state law.  Disabilities may include mental or physical impairments that substantially limit one or more of a person’s major life activities, and which require modifications to the programs, services, or facilities of the University.  Consistent with the law, William Woods University is not obligated to provide accommodations that are unduly burdensome or unreasonable, or that fundamentally alter the nature of the University’s programs.


Students who choose to disclose a disability to the university and /or who request an accommodation must provide notice and documentation for the disability in accordance with the university’s policy.   The university’s policy requires the following:


  • Students who choose to disclose a disability are responsible for notifying the Office of Students Disability Services of their disability on a timely basis.

  • Students are responsible for requesting academic adjustments and/or special aids on a timely basis.


  • Students are responsible for giving the university appropriate supporting evidence of their disability and the requested academic adjustments or special aids on a timely basis.


 


Consistent with the applicable law, William Woods University is also required to provide a description of the services and facilities available to students with disabilities.  Examples of the services available to students with qualifying disabilities include, but are not limited to, various accommodations related to receiving class notes, extended time to complete exams, and receiving texts in an alternate format.


Additionally, a variety of facilities are available to students with qualifying disabilities.  Examples of these facilities include academic buildings, instructional facilities, and living spaces that are accessible to individuals with physical disabilities. 


Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Office of Student Disability Services, which is located in room 107 of the Academic Building.  They may be contacted at:


Office of Student Disability Services


William Woods University


One University Ave


Fulton, Mo 65251


573-592-1194


ADA@williamwoods.edu


 

 

 

 

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