In his remarks to the University Senate Meeting, held virtually, Chancellor Kent Syverud addressed the University’s COVID response, plans for the Spring Semester and progress on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. He also provided updates on enrollment, the University budget and…
Reminder: Disability Training Sessions This Week
All members of the campus community are invited to participate in one of the two disability training sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The Tuesday session will be 4-6 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, Regency C. Wednesday’s session will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 114 of Bird Library.
Titled “Disability Access: Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations,” the sessions are particularly important for faculty, staff and administrative leaders who deal directly with requests for academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids made by students with disabilities. They will focus on how Syracuse University has organized to meet its institutional obligations under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and will cover the following:
- Access infrastructure versus accommodation
- Disclosure and requesting accommodations
- Determining reasonable accommodations and their boundaries
- Dispute resolution
Scott Lissner, an international expert on disability access and accommodations in higher education and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for The Ohio State University, will lead the training. Lissner is on campus as part of the University’s first Disability Forum: Building a Culture of Implicit Inclusion, co-sponsored by the Office of Disability Services, the Office of the Provost and the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee.
For more information regarding the training sessions, contact the Office of Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.