University of California, San Diego
March 17, 2000
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (Including UCSD Healthcare)
We all share the responsibility of safeguarding the civil rights of individuals with disabilities who seek to participate in the full range of UCSD's programs, activities, and services. Therefore, as members of the campus community, I encourage you to review and familiarize yourselves with our campus policy, available at the World Wide Web address: http://adminrecords.ucsd.edu/ppm/docs/200-9.html. The current list of resource specialists has been updated and is a Supplement to this policy. Additionally, as event notices are prepared, please note our willingness to provide reasonable accommodations when necessary to enable access or participation. A sample statement is: "Please contact [Name] at [Phone# and e-mail address] at least [advance notice time frame] prior to this event to request any necessary reasonable accommodations to enable your access and participation."
Please ensure that on and off-campus events are held at facilities that are wheelchair accessible. Also, consider possible accommodation expenses such as hiring sign language interpreters when budgeting for UCSD sponsored events.
Please do all that you can to make certain that UCSD is accessible to all: visitors, students, faculty, and staff. By doing so, the University community will be broadened and strengthened.
Robert C. Dynes