CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
ADA AND SECTION 504 ACCOMMODATIONS COMMITTEE
REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS
All requests for accommodations to perform the essential functions of a job or to complete a course of study shall be submitted to the Office of Disability Services in such manner as provided in its policies and procedures. The ADA and Section 504 Accommodations Committee shall only intervene in the accommodations process when requested by the Office of Disability Services.
COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION
All complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability alleging failure to provide reasonable accommodations and/or ability to perform a particular job or complete a course of study shall be submitted to the Affirmative Action Office as provided in its policies and procedures. The ADA and Section 504 Accommodations Committee will only intervene in discrimination complaints when convened by the Director of the Affirmative Action Office. The Affirmative Action Office can be contacted at (216) 687-2223.
A. For cases that do not involve fundamental alteration of the essential requirements of a program or course:
- The Committee shall be convened as soon as possible after (a) a request for accommodations has been denied and the person requesting the accommodations wishes to appeal the decision or (b) the Director of Affirmative Action is unable to resolve a complaint of disability discrimination to the satisfaction of the student and the student wishes to pursue the claim.. Reasonable advance notice of the meeting shall be given to the person requesting the accommodation.
- In reviewing the request and diagnosticianís recommendation, the Committee shall consider the necessity and legitimacy of the request, its reasonableness, available alternative accommodations, direct threat, undue hardship and any other relevant factors under the ADA and Section 504.
- The Committee may request additional information in support of the request, as needed, including a medical examination by a physician or other appropriate professional selected by the University. In such instance, the University will assume the cost of the examination. The Committee can also consult with experts as necessary.
- After deliberation, the Committee shall submit a written recommendation to the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services in cases involving student requests or to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance in cases involving employee and applicants for employment requests. If convened by the Director of the Affirmative Action Office, the recommendations should be made to the Director.
- Copies of all written recommendations to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance and to the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services shall also be furnished to the Affirmative Action Office to fulfill the monitoring and compliance requirements of the University Affirmative Action Policies and Programs for Persons with Disabilities, Disabled Veterans and Vietnam Era Veterans.
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