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Section 140 - Guidelines Applying to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability
145.00 Program Accessibility
No qualified individual with a disability shall be denied, on the basis of that disability, the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of the University's programs, services, or activities because University facilities are inaccessible to, or unusable by, individuals with disabilities. The University must make its programs, services, and activities accessible to and usable by any qualified individual with a disability, unless doing so would result in a fundamental alteration to the nature of its programs, services, and activities, or would result in undue financial and administrative burdens.
145.10 Existing Facilities
Each program, service, or activity shall be operated so that, when viewed in its entirety, it is 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 program, service, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens. This requirement does not mean that each facility, or every part of each facility must be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Accessibility may be achieved through other means such as:
If sufficient relocation of classes is not possible using existing facilities, alterations to ensure program accessibility should be made. Students with disabilities may not be excluded from a specifically requested course offering because it is not offered in an accessible location, but every section of that course need not be made accessible.
Buildings leased by the University are not necessarily required to meet accessibility standards because they are not owned by the University. However, such buildings are subject to the program accessibility requirements stated above. If a leased building is altered, such alterations shall be constructed in compliance with applicable Federal and State accessibility standards.
145.20 New Construction
145.21 New Facilities
All new facilities constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of the University shall be designed and constructed so that the facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. New construction shall be planned and constructed according to all applicable Federal accessibility regulations and State building codes.
145.22 Altered or Remodeled Facilities
Each facility or part of a facility constructed or altered by, on behalf of, or for the use of the University shall be designed, constructed, or altered to be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. Altered or remodeled facilities shall be planned and constructed according to all applicable Federal accessibility regulations and State building codes.
Campus/laboratory transportation systems and services shall comply with applicable Federal and State accessibility laws.