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.

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