Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Statement

Equitable Treatment

The University of Washington affirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services.

Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy.

Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of the Assistant Provost for Equal Opportunity, Dr. Helen Remick, Equal Opportunity Office, Box 354560, 4045 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-6261, telephone (206) 685-3263/V or 543-6452/TTY or email eoo@uw.edu.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences are committed to ensuring that otherwise qualified students with disabilities are provided with access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment.

The Disability Resources for Students Office (DRS) is the contact point for students with permanent or temporary disabilities interested in requesting reasonable accommodations due to the effects of a disability. DRS establishes a student’s eligibility for disability accommodations and works collaboratively with faculty and staff to coordinate and implement these accommodations. DRS is a resource for students, faculty, and staff regarding the provision of equal access for students with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. DRS provides knowledgeable guidance and consultation and is a resource for publications on disability-related subject matter.

Students who believe they have a disability, for which they wish to request reasonable accommodations, should contact DRS to start the process for documenting their disability and determining eligibility for services prior to the start of their academic program where possible. While this process can be started at any time, reasonable accommodations may not be implemented retroactively, so the timeliness in requesting accommodations is very important. The University does have policies regarding the type of documentation required in order to diagnose different disabilities and a process for requesting accommodations.

For questions or to learn more about the process for establishing services please contact the DRS office directly:

Disability Resources for Students (Seattle)
011 Mary Gates – Box 352808
Seattle, WA 98195-5839
206- 543-8924 (Voice)
206- 543-8925 (TTY)
206- 616-8379 (FAX)
uwdrs@u.washington.edu (email)
drstest@uw.edu (testing center email)
http://www.disability.uw.edu (website)