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UCI Student Conduct Policies - Section 10.00

145.00 PROGRAM ACCESSIBILITY

No qualified individual with a disability shall be denied, on the basis of that disability, the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of the University's programs, services, or activities because University facilities are inaccessible to, or unusable by, individuals with disabilities. The University must make its programs, services, and activities accessible to and usable by any qualified individual with a disability, unless doing so would result in a fundamental alteration to the nature of its programs, services, and activities, or would result in undue financial and administrative burdens.

145.10 Existing Facilities

Each program, service, or activity shall be operated so that, when viewed in its entirety, it is readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, except where to do so would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the program, service, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens. This requirement does not mean that each facility, or every part of each facility must be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Accessibility may be achieved through other means such as:

a. Redesign of equipment;

b. Reassignment of classes or other services to accessible buildings;

c. Assignment of aides to beneficiaries;

d. Home visits;

e. Delivery of health, welfare, or other social services at alternate accessible sites;

f. Use of accessible rolling stock or other conveyances (e.g., buses, shuttles, vans); or Alteration of existing facilities, including changes, additions, or modifications in construction or occupancy.

g. Alterations of existing facilities will be implemented only when administrative solutions are either not feasible or not preferable and when there is no other way to make a program accessible. Neither a totally barrier-free environment, nor the removal of all architectural barriers in existing facilities is required. Regarding the methods selected, priority should be given to those that offer programs, services, and activities to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the individual's needs and to encourage, as appropriate, interaction among all users, including individuals with disabilities.

If sufficient relocation of classes is not possible using existing facilities, alterations to ensure program accessibility should be made. Students with disabilities may not be excluded from a specifically requested course offering because it is not offered in an accessible location, but every section of that course need not be made accessible.

Buildings leased by the University are not necessarily required to meet accessibility standards because they are not owned by the University. However, such buildings are subject to the program accessibility requirements stated above. If a leased building is altered, such alterations shall be constructed in compliance with applicable Federal and State accessibility standards.


145.20 New Construction

145.21 New Facilities

All new facilities constructed by, on behalf of, or for the use of the University shall be designed and constructed so that the facilities are readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. New construction shall be planned and constructed according to all applicable Federal accessibility regulations and State building codes.

145.22 Altered or Remodeled Facilities

Each facility or part of a facility constructed or altered by, on behalf of, or for the use of the University shall be designed, constructed, or altered to be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. Altered or remodeled facilities shall be planned and constructed according to all applicable Federal accessibility regulations and State building codes.


145.30 Transportation

Campus/laboratory transportation systems and services shall comply with applicable Federal and State accessibility laws.