GENERAL INFORMATION

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).

USAGE POLICIES
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.

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:

REVISED UALR WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY
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

ARKANSAS LAW
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

DEPARTMENTAL COMPLIANCE
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.

ALTERNATIVE FORMATS
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 and the Department of CARE (Counseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education).


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