Refers to alternatives to standard print. Information presented in an accessible format
(examples: electronic, audio, large print, or Braille).
Any item, piece of equipment, or system, whether acquired commercially, modified,
or customized, that is commonly used to increase, maintain, or improve functional
capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Web and electronic resources accessible (or readily usable) with or without the use
of assistive technology.
information which is presented electronically. Digital Content includes but is not
limited to: Documents, images, audio, and video material.
A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Disabilities may be Permanent, episodic, or temporary in nature.
Includes but is not limited to: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, sleeping, limitation
of major bodily function, breathing, learning, caring for oneself, performing manual
tasks, and working.
Provide access to a building, to the work site, to needed equipment, and to facilities.
A reasonable accommodation is a change to the application process, work or academic
environment, or the way things are usually done that allows an otherwise qualified
person with a disability to be considered for a position or academic program, to perform
the essential functions of a job or academic program or to enjoy equal benefits and
privileges of employment or education as are enjoyed by other similarly situated individuals
without disabilities and that is effective and does not impose an undue burden on
An undue hardship includes an action or accommodation requiring significant difficulty
and expense taking into account the nature and cost of the accommodation, the financial
resources of the facility, the number of employees of the facility, the effect the
accommodation would have on the facility and the nature of the operations of the employer.
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