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The goal at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is to develop an academic community accessible to all individuals while encouraging the skills necessary for independence and self-sufficiency. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student at UNK to identify themselves as an individual with a disability and to provide documentation/verification by a qualified individual.
Admitted students with disabilities are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Learning Strategies Office (308)865-8214 to learn about campus and program accommodations and services available to them.
To be eligible for disability-related services, an individual* must have a documented disabling condition as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990. Disabilities served include physical and mental impairments that may include but are not limited to vision, hearing, mobility, learning, systemic, psychiatric, and brain injury. The University of Nebraska at Kearney requires documentation from an appropriate, licensed professional to certify individuals as having a disability. The cost of obtaining documentation will be borne by the individual. If the initial documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of disability and appropriate accommodations, the University of Nebraska at Kearney will have the discretion to require supplemental assessment of disability. The cost of the supplemental assessment shall also be borne by the individual. If the University determines that a second professional opinion is warranted, the University shall bear that cost. Pending receipt of documentation, the University of Nebraska at Kearney reserves the right to deny services or accommodations.
* Individuals include faculty, staff, students and guests of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Collegians for Integration and Accessibility
Disabilities, Accommodations and Success Tips
US Department of Education-Office for Civil Rights
See Learning Strategies Office website for further information.