The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Fair Housing Act, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADAAA is a federal civil rights statute that supports the rights of individuals with disabilities to access employment, state and local government programs and services, and public services. The role of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to coordinate services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In doing so, we review disability documentation, meet with students to determine appropriate accommodations, and work with other areas on campus to implement the accommodations. SAS takes into consideration the student’s personal narrative of their experience of barriers, past accommodation history, and supporting documentation related to their condition when making accommodation determinations. To begin the accommodation process, follow the instructions on how to get connected with SAS.
Mission: Student Accessibility Services (SAS) views disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity at the University of Northern Iowa. To that end, we work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an accessible educational environment for students.
We do this by:
Acknowledging disability as an aspect of human diversity;
Cultivating awareness of the environment’s disabling barriers;
Collaborating on and proactively facilitating accessible environments and experiences;
Educating faculty and staff to create and maintain access in their spheres of influence;
Shifting to an inclusive-minded attitude;
Supplementing with reasonable accommodations to ensure access.
Should you have any questions about our services or need clarification on the information presented on our website, please contact our office either at (319) 273-2677 (deaf or hard-of-hearing, use Relay 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org.