Rights and Responsibilities of the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Rights:

To identify and establish essential functions, abilities, skills and knowledge for employment, programs, services, and activities, and to evaluate faculty, staff and students on this basis;
To require current documentation that supports requests for reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary services;
To deny a request for accommodations and/or auxiliary aids if documentation fails to establish a disability or support the requested accommodation;
To select among equally effective reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary services;
To refuse an unreasonable accommodation, adjustment, and/or auxiliary service or one that imposes an undue hardship or fundamental alteration of a program or activity of the University.

Responsibilities:

To ensure that employment, programs and activities, when viewed in the entirety, are made accessible in the most integrated and appropriate settings possible;
To evaluate faculty, staff, students and applicants on their skills and abilities without regard to disability;
To provide or arrange reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary services for faculty, staff, students, and guests with disabilities in employment, academic programs, services, facilities, and activities;
To maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication, except where permitted/required by law;
To provide information in an accessible format upon request to individuals with disabilities.