Rights and Responsibilities of the University of Nebraska at Kearney


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.


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.