Services for Persons with Disabilities
The University of Puget Sound provides program access and support to eligible students with disabilities. Support services include priority registration, disabled parking, fully accessible campus housing, pre-admission interviews, wheelchair accessibility map, alternative testing, taped or large print materials, extended time for taking examinations, note-taking arrangements, auxiliary aids, counseling, mediation and advocacy. The university strives to provide reasonable accommodations based on individual needs. Some services require current medical documentation or testing reports. Any information supplied will be held in confidence. Students must provide adequate notice in requesting accommodations.
The university provides opportunities for students with disabilities to identify themselves and request accommodations in the admission process, through academic advising, or by contacting the Disability Services Coordinator or the Reading and Learning Disability Specialist. The Disability Services Coordinator has overall program responsibility and facilitates services for students with physical and psychological disabilities. The Reading and Learning Disability Specialist facilitates services for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dyscalculia, and attention deficit disorder.
Complaints regarding the provision of services for students with disabilities may be brought to the Disability Services Coordinator. If the matter is not resolved, the complainant may request a review of the decision by a hearing board consisting of the Director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action, the Associate Academic Dean/Registrar, the Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Compliance Officer, and a student selected by the hearing board in consultation with the ASUPS President. The hearing board will promptly meet with the complainant, the Disability Services Coordinator, and any other persons with information relevant to the complaint. The parties involved may be asked to submit written statements in advance of the hearing. Either party may question the other party or any other person providing information to the hearing board. The hearing board will meet in closed session to reach a decision based on the information presented at the hearing. The final decision will be communicated in writing to the complainant and the Disability Services Coordinator.
Disability Services Coordinator: John M. Hickey, Jones Hall 104, 206.756.3202, TDD 253.756.3399.
Reading and Learning Disability Specialist: Ivey West, Center for Writing and Learning, Howarth 109, 206.756.1355.
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