The Office of Disability Support Services is dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs, so that each student may receive an equal opportunity to learn, to participate in campus life, and to grow emotionally and socially, and to successfully complete a program of study that will enable them to be self supporting while remaining as independent as possible. This is facilitated through support services, information sharing, advisement, and referral when requested.
Academically qualified students with disabilities are an integral part of the student population at Eastern Washington University, and providing equal opportunities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment. Although the University does not offer specialized curricula or assume the role of a rehabilitation center, personnel within the University work with students to modify campus facilities and programs to meet individual needs.
Disability Support Services staff can provide details about the services provided and are available to meet with prospective students. We encourage students to contact DSS Office by phone 359-6871 (V), e-mail: DSS@ewu.edu, letter or in person.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Washington State Law Against Discrimination, RCW 49.60, and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of disability. An individual is considered to be disabled if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity (seeing, hearing, walking, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, speaking, breathing, learning and working), has a record of such disability, or is regarded as having such a disability. The term "reasonable accommodation" means any change or adjustment that makes it possible for an individual with a disability to participate in a program or activity, or to benefit from a service.
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