No one, on the basis of their disability, may be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any UC Berkeley program or activity. University Health Services is responsible for administering disability services for faculty and staff. The Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is the senior administrative officer responsible for campus policies affecting students with disabilities. For more information, see:
- UC Berkeley plan for accommodating the academic needs of students with disabilities
- Guidelines applying to nondiscrimination due to disabilities
The University Vocational Rehabilitation Program within University Health Services is designed to help disabled faculty and staff members (for work-related and non-work-related injuries) stay on the job through accommodation, or find other work consistent with their medical limitations. For more information, see:
The ADA/504 Compliance Officer directs the Office of Disability Access & Compliance and is responsible for ensuring that the policies and procedures developed by the campus comply with federal, state, and University requirements. The ADA/504 Compliance Officer serves as a resource to those with disabilities who believe that they are not receiving appropriate accommodations or that they are being treated in a discriminatory manner. In addition, the ADA/504 Compliance Officer may set aside or modify an accommodation that is under dispute.
The Chancellor’s Committee on Disability Access and Planning is to serve in an advisory capacity on issues regarding disability to the Chancellor; to foster a campus community that embraces and respects disability as a component of diversity; to encourage and prioritize sustainable programmatic, communication and built- environment objectives that improve the campus experience for people with disabilities; and to enable transparency on topics, issues, and initiatives related to disability within the UC Berkeley community.
The Disabled Students' Program (DSP) is responsible for verifying the documentation concerning a student's disability, determining eligibility for services, assessing the impact of the disability on the student's participation in academic activities, determining appropriate academic accommodations, and advising the student concerning appropriate learning strategies. The Disability Specialist from DSP determines the nature of accommodations in instruction and testing that will be required for a student.
Administrative officials are responsible for ensuring that faculty and staff within their jurisdiction understand UC Berkeley's full commitment to implementing federal law and University policy assuring nondiscrimination for students, faculty and staff on the basis of disability.