ADA & Section 504 Overview

Background

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and relevant local, state, and federal law, the University provides individuals with disabilities equal access to University programs or activities. Western Washington University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment, education, and related programs and services to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. This commitment includes architectural, technological and educational access. 

ADA Coordinator

 

The ADA Coordinator consults and assists members of the Western community with concerns or inquiries regarding the ADA and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and coordinate compliance with federal, state, and local laws, resolution agreements, and regulatory guidance related to ADA
  • Provide technical guidance to the University about obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and grievance procedures for individuals who experience discrimination on the basis of their disability.
  • Consult and collaborate with a broad network of University partners, offices, and programs who in turn provide direct support, resources and outreach on ADA matters and initiatives
  • Identify and coordinate response to patterns or systemic issues relating to ADA concerns

Here For You

 

If you are having difficulty with an individual, office or department on the basis of your disability and have been unable to come to a resolution, Western has designated resources and grievance processes available. The ADA Coordinator can provide information and assistance to individuals who have concerns or wish to make an allegation related to accessibility and accommodations, or possible discrimination due to a disability.