ensuring equal access
Accessibility for the disabled community is a priority at San José State University.
The Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Human Resources works with the campus to monitor physical and program access, support the implementation of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI), and ensure equal access for persons with disabilities at SJSU. The ADA Compliance Office actively engages in reviewing campus infrastructure, programs, and services in compliance the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and California Government Code 11135 of 2003, which applies Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to the CSU.
To maintain a safe and accessible environment, the ADA Compliance Office builds partnerships and collaborations with various campus entities such as Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Human Resources, Facilities Development & Operations, University Parking Services and many other campus entities to ensure access and compliance.
The ADA Compliance Office reviews a wide range of compliance issues but does not engage in complaint review. Concerns of alleged discrimination may be presented to the Office for Equal Opportunity in Human Resources. Disputes between faculty and students over accommodations recommended by the DRC can be presented to a counselor at the DRC or the Director for presentation to the Accommodations Review Board (ARB). Grade disputes and similar issues should be presented to the University Ombudsperson.