In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an “Outcomes-Oriented University,” the university is committed to providing all offerings in the most accessible way possible by maintaining compliance with standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.
To help provide the best possible service to students, staff, faculty and visitors with disabilities, Tuskegee University recently created an office of ADA Compliance. The Director of ADA Compliance will assist anyone with questions about access; provide consultation on policy reviews and facilities planning; and serve as a clearing house for disability access related complaints.
Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and it’s implementing regulation at 28 C.F.R. Part 35, which prohibit discrimination based on disability, in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the Department and, respectively, public entities. As a recipient of Federal financial assistance and a public entity, the College is subject to these laws and regulations.
As Tuskegee University continues to increase its varied usage of technology, the accessibility of electronic information is an important focus. The Director collaborates initiatives in this area including the implementation of a plan created by several departments, including but not limited to the Library, Information Technology, Campus Technology, Faculty Instruction, T- CAEIL, ODEOL, and OMC. The goal of this plan is that accessibility in our electronic offerings will not only improve but also become a commonly recognized need.
Faculty should use the following statement in their syllabus: