Rights and Responsibilities
The Center for Disability Resources (CDR)
The CDR has the right to:
- Request and receive current disability documentation that supports request for accommodations and services.
- Deny a request for accommodations and services if the request is not warranted, the student fails to provide appropriate documentation, or the request imposes a fundamental alteration to a university program or activity.
The CDR has the responsibility to:
- Provide information in accessible formats to students with disabilities.
- Ensure that courses, programs, services, and activities are accessible to students with disabilities.
- Review student applications and documentation to determine eligibility for services and make recommendations for accommodations.
- Coordinate accommodations and services.
- Maintain appropriate confidential records and communication, and only disclose this information when permitted by law.
- Serve as a liaison between students and faculty.
- Serve as a resource on disability issues for the Illinois Institute of Technology campus community.
Faculty members have the right to:
- Establish standards for courses and academic programs.
- Consult with the CDR to determine reasonable accommodations given the academic requirements of the course.
- Request information for a specific student pertaining to his / her ability to learn.
Faculty members have the responsibility to:
- Evaluate students solely on the basis of their academic performance.
- Work with the student and CDR to ensure the provision of reasonable accommodations.
- Foster an accessible learning environment for all learners.
Students with disabilities have the right to:
- Equal access to courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities offered through the university.
- Equal opportunity to learn.
- Request reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
- Information in accessible formats.
Students with disabilities have the responsibility to:
- Meet qualifications and maintain essential institutional standards for courses, programs, services, and activities.
- Identify themselves as individuals with disabilities when requesting accommodations and seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary.
- Document their disability according to established documentation guidelines and demonstrate how disability substantially limits their participation in courses, programs, services, activities, and facilities.
- Follow published procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
Students are advised to:
- Meet with each of their instructors to discuss the testing and academic
accommodations that they anticipate needing for each class.
- Self disclose their disability status to faculty and staff when appropriate.
- Exercise self-advocacy to meet their disability related needs.