STUDENT TECHNOLOGY SERVICES ADA LAB
IT SERVICES STUDENT LAB LOCATION AND HOURS
The Ottenheimer Library is located west of the Student Services Center towards the center of campus. Inside the Library, the Open Student Lab is northeast of both the south and west entrances in Room 104. Four glass doors form the entrance to the Open Lab, which is located south of the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library. The ADA lab is Room 104A, located in the back (east) of the Open Lab.
The ITS Computer Lab follows the same hours as the Ottenheimer Library and the ADA Lab is NOT AN EXCEPTION, even if the door to the back lab is closed. If the door to the back lab is closed, please feel free to walk into the ADA Lab and use it. If it is locked, please request that the lab supervisor on duty UNLOCK it and at your earliest convenience, notify the DRC staff (501-569-3143) and the Coordinator for Adaptive Technologies (501-916-5075).
Anyone requesting use of the designated and accessible computers and associated peripherals needs to contact the Coordinator for Adaptive Technologies prior to using the equipment or register with Disability Resource Center.
THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED IN THE LAB:
Food and beverages.
Documented medical conditions requiring frequent food or drink intake must be consumed in an area away from the computers.
Viewing of pornography.
Installation and/or use of unauthorized software. This includes applications on external drives and/or memory cards/sticks.
Use of the computers and printers to create and publish non-academic material.
Violations may result in disciplinary action. If you have questions regarding IT Services' policies, please refer to the following link: IT Services Acceptable Use Policy
UNIVERSITY POLICIES AND THE ADA
"...In compliance with federal regulations, it is the policy of UALR to respond to student requests for course accommodation, substitution, and other adjustments because of a documented disability on an individual basis and in a manner that does not result in discrimination. Where requests are complex and not easily handled through the regular course substitution procedures, an established committee will review the case and make a determination. Students who wish to request academic adjustments because of a disability should consult the academic adjustment procedures, which are printed in the
UALR Student Handbook (pages 13-17), or contact Disability Resource Center at (501) 569-3143..."
The syllabus for each UALR course must include the following statement:
"...Students with Disabilities: Your success in this class is important to me, and it is the policy and practice of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to create inclusive learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have a documented disability (or need to have a disability documented), and need an accommodation, please contact me privately as soon as possible, so that we can discuss with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) how to meet your specific needs and the requirements of the course. The DRC offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process among you, your instructor(s) and the DRC. Thus, if you have a disability, please contact me and/or the DRC, at 501-569-3143 (V/TTY) or 501-683-7629 (VP). For more information, please visit the DRC website..."
IF YOU WISH TO REPORT A BARRIER, i.e. something that prevents access to facilities and programs, please use the Barrier Report Form on the DRC webpage.
REVISED UALR WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS about the way faculty or staff have responded to your accommodations requests, please contact the DRC office. A staff member can meet with you to work on an approach, and may engage all parties. For academic concerns not resolved after discussion with the professor, you can meet with the administrator at the next level up. The order is:
Human Relations Officer (501-569-8675) at any point in this process
GRIEVANCE ABOUT DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
For complaints about DRC staff, the order in which to address your concerns is:
The staff person about whom you are dissatisfied
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SERVE ON THE CADA COMMITTEE. IF YOU WISH TO SERVE ON THE CHANCELLOR'S ADA COMMITTEE (CADA COMMITTEE), please contact the DRC Director at 501-560-3144 (v/tty). This committee, funded by the Chancellor, is made up of faculty, staff and students who meet annually to make recommendations "to improve access to both the built environment and UALR's programs and services."
Dean of Students (501-569-3328)"
The revised Web Policy document may be viewed at this site (revised June 12, 2008): http://ualr.edu/policy/index.php/2072
University policies include adherence to Federal laws which require equal access for persons with disabilities. Please follow this link to read the
Federal 508 standards may be read at this link
The new ADAA Federal Standards, which became binding March 15, 2011, may be viewed at this site:
2010 Federal Standards
Please be aware that Arkansas State Act 1227 of 1999
(.pdf actual bill) requires all technology purchases to be adaptable to the person who is blind or visually impaired
and its clause is "...included in all contracts for the procurement of information technology by, or for the use of, entities covered by this act...". The summary of Promulgated from Act 1227 of 1999
may be viewed by following this link: Promulgated from Act 1227
If you are responsible for ensuring that your departmental lab is accessible and need to know what is currently available in the form of site licenses, equipment, etc. please use this link to view the UALR Adaptive Technology Collection
For students who need alternate formats in order to take tests, it is recommended that the format be Microsoft Word with inserted tables and the font used is one without serifs, such as Arial or Helvetica. A sample template of 30 questions is available at this link
. For an example of more extensive use of tables, please follow this link
Disability Resource Center
Department of CARE (Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education)
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