University of California, San Diego

February 9, 1999
SUBJECT:	Reaffirmation of UCSD's Commitment to be Accessible to
Individuals with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides essential civil rights
protections to individuals with disabilities. Accordingly, I would like to
take this opportunity to reaffirm UCSD's commitment to be accessible to
individuals with disabilities and not to discriminate due to disability.
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
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