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Disability Affairs Committee

A. FUNCTION.
A-1. To assume major faculty responsibility for monitoring and advancing UI's commitment to ensuring that its programs, activities and services are accessible to persons with learning, sensory, physical and other disabilities. The committee works closely with administrative officers and recommends policies and procedures to address specific disabled access challenges at UI, consistent with requirements of applicable regulations and regents' policy.

A-2. To provide periodic review and recommendations regarding the transition plan to improve accessibility to university facilities.

A-3. To provide particular guidance and leadership in the area of accommodations for persons with disabilities in academic programs.

A-4. To submit periodic reports on its activities to the Faculty Council.

B. STRUCTURE AND MEMBERSHIP. Six faculty members including one academic administrator, two staff members, and two students. It is recommended that one member be from the Library and one of the staff members be from Facility Design, Capital Planning, or Construction Management. The Director of Human Rights Compliance (HRC), the Coordinator for Disabled Student Services, and the Director of Student Support Services shall also serve continuously as ex-officio members without vote; the HRC director will provide staff support to the committee. To provide the necessary expertise and continuity of operation, members may serve successive terms.