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Accessibility Services Rights and Responsibilities

Students with disabilities at Kent State University Regional Campuses have the RIGHT to:

  • Equal opportunity to learn through reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services.
  • Equal access to programs, courses, services, activities, and facilities offered through the university.
  • Individual consideration and review of their requests.
  • Confidentiality of information regarding their disability, except as disclosure is necessary to acquire accommodations, and/or required by law, or requested by the student in writing.
  • Accessible formats of information if reasonably available.

Students with disabilities at Kent State University Regional Campuses have the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Identify themselves as individuals with disabilities and seek information, counsel, and assistance as necessary.
  • Follow published procedures in a timely manner to obtain reasonable accommodations.
  • Provide comprehensive and recent documentation from appropriate licensed professionals that details how their disabilities limit their participation and supports each accommodation request.
  • Meet with faculty to share the Letter of Accommodations and to discuss any applicable accommodations students choose to access.
  • Adhere to the arrangements made with faculty regarding how and when testing will be conducted and how accommodations will be handled in each specific class.
  • Meet and maintain essential institutional qualifications and standards for courses, programs, services, and activities.

Kent State University has the RESPONSIBILITY to:

  • Provide information to students in accessible formats upon request.
  • Provide or arrange reasonable accommodations in courses, programs, services, and facilities.
  • Ensure that programs, services, activities and facilities, when viewed in their entirety, are available and usable in the most integrated and appropriate settings.
  • Serve as liaison with faculty and outside community resources and agencies.
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communications.
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