The University maintains resources, including a central accommodation fund, for implementing reasonable accommodations for graduate students with disabilities. For example, reasonable accommodation may include:
- providing or modifying equipment or devices
- job restructuring
- modified work schedules
- adjusting or modifying training materials or policies
- providing readers and interpreters
- making the workplace readily accessible to and usable by people with disabilities
ACCOMMODATION REQUEST PROCESS
Graduate Students Training Under PIBS or PIBS Programs
- Register with Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD).
- Contact our administrative designee, Dr. Lori Isom, for consultation and assistance.
- Complete the Central Accommodation Fund Request Form with Dr. Isom.
- Dr. Isom will submit the request to Rackham's Accessibility Facilitator.
- Every attempt will be made to review requests and provide funding promptly.
Role of Rackham Graduate School in the Accommodation Process
Rackham Graduate School is the designated central office to respond to employment/appointment accommodation requests. Darlene Ray-Johnson, the Rackham Accessibility Facilitator, assists academic units with arranging appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Role of the designated central office is as follows:
- Receive and process accommodation requests
- Provide consultation to academic units in determining reasonable accommodation requests
- Administer central accommodation fund
- Compile annual report of number and disposition of accommodation requests
- Disability-related information should be treated as medical information and handled under the same strict rules of confidentiality as is other medical information
- Students are not required to disclose the medical basis for their accommodation to their academic unit
- Documentation involving accommodation will be kept separate from departmental academic records and personnel files
- Disability-related medical information will be maintained at Services for Students with Disabilities