Equal Opportunity and Diversity
202 Jessup Hall (JH)
Iowa City, IA 52242
The University of Iowa is required by federal law to inform the public of their rights and protections under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). This includes access to reasonable accommodations such as auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodation requests while attending University-sponsored public events.
The University is required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to inform the public of their rights and protections under the ADA, which include access to reasonable accommodations such as auxiliary aids, interpreters, or other reasonable accommodations while attending university-sponsored public events. Therefore, all department publications describing or inviting public participation in programs at the university must also inquire whether participants will need reasonable accommodations in order to participate. The Accessibility Statement should be included on publications that invite public participation.
You should be advised that before an accommodation request can be modified or denied, the department must review with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity its reason for believing the request should be modified or denied, and the alternatives the department considered in making its assessment. This is to ensure that the university carefully assesses various options before declining to provide accommodations and to ensure consistent application of the law. The Disability Accommodation Request Form (E-forms) is to be used for this purpose by department administrators who receive requests for accommodations, or by staff members requesting accommodations. The purpose of the form is to record requests for accommodations, and the university's response thereto, as well as to provide a means of reviewing such requests.