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UCLA ADA/504 Compliance Office

Use the following wording on syllabi, event announcements, etc. to help build an inclusive campus community.

“If you require academic adjustments based on a disability, you must register with the Center for Accessible Education (CAE). You can call CAE at (310) 825-1501 or you can go in person to their office at A255 Murphy Hall. When possible, students with disabilities requiring academic adjustments should contact the CAE within the first two weeks of each term as reasonable notice is needed to coordinate accommodations. For more information visit the Center for Accessible Education website.

As the professionals delegated authority by the campus to determine reasonable academic adjustments, CAE will assess your needs and communicate appropriately with your respective professors and/or Teaching Assistant(s) to inform us of your approved accommodations. In the event that CAE approves you for proctoring arrangements during exams, please inform your respective professors and/or Teaching Assistant(s) at before the date of exam(s)."

We also recommend Departments consider posting the following statement where appropriate (e.g. upcoming department/academic events wherever advertised), indicating designated person and method to ensure maximal confidentiality.

"If you require any assistance or accommodation to support your full participation in this program/event, please let us know."

The following is a summary of activities facilitated by the Chancellor's ADA & 504 Compliance Office.

Individualized Barrier Removal:

The ADA & 504 Compliance Office assists in identifying, altering or removing architectural barriers around campus to improve accessibility. This includes minor modifications to existing facilities on a request/need basis. If altering a barrier is not feasible, the ADA & 504 Compliance Office will works to identify an alternate route of travel, or an alternate form of program access (refer to UCLA's mandate under Title II of the ADA, specifically Program Accessibility).

Provide information on ADA requirements (by request) and Training:

The ADA & 504 Compliance Office serves as the campus resource for information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and its requirements. Any questions regarding the ADA and/or its requirements should be directed to the ADA & 504 Compliance Office. The ADA & 504 Compliance Office can provide materials regarding the law provisions, as well as trainings to campus departments on their obligations under the law.

Overview of ADA & 504 Requirements for Planning Accessible UCLA Events/Meetings

Consultation on Program Access to all campus services and activities:

Under the requirements of Title II of the ADA, a public entity's programs, services, and activities, when viewed in their entirety, must be made readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, except where to do so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the programs or in undue financial and administrative burdens. This standard, known as "program accessibility" applies to all existing facilities of a public entity. Under this standard, the University is not required to make all its facilities or every part of a single facility architecturally accessible. The ADA & 504 Compliance Office advises and consults with campus entities with respect to the appropriate means of providing program access.

Consultation on Accessibility Requirements for new campus construction and existing facility renovation:

The ADA and California State Building Code contain requirements for the inclusion of accessibility features for persons with disabilities in new construction and certain facility alterations and renovations. The ADA & 504 Compliance Office consults with campus entities to assist in their understanding and application of these requirements. The Compliance Office also conducts reviews of blueprints and construction plans of proposed new construction and renovation to help assure that such projects meet ADA requirements. The ADA & 504 Compliance Office disseminates and provides upon request copies of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS), and the disability related accessibility requirements contained in Title 24 of the California State Building Code.

Creation of additional accessible parking spaces:

The ADA & 504 Compliance Office works closely with Parking Services to insure that disability related program access to parking is appropriately accommodated. Occasionally, the need for additional accessible parking arises. With adequate notification, the ADA & 504 Compliance Office can assist by working with Parking Services to facilitate accommodation.