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Accessibility at WSU

Washington State University is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors who participate in WSU’s programs or services.  WSU will ensure that students, faculty, staff, and visitors have access to university facilities, technology, and information needed to have an equal opportunity to succeed in their education, employment, and community activities.

In addition, WSU is committed to complying with state and federal laws regarding individuals with disabilities, including, but not limited to: Sections 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer Policy 188, and Washington State RCW 49.60.

Accessible Web Content for All Users

WSU is committed to ensuring that all of its web content is accessible to all web users.  To do so, WSU strives to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, which specify how to make content accessible for people with disabilities as well as for all users across platforms.  WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines are published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet.

Report a web accessibility issue

If you are having trouble accessing content on a WSU website, please provide us with information about your concern.  We will work to address the issue as quickly as possible.  To report a concern, please visit the Web Accessibility Complaint Website.

If you would like to file a formal discrimination complaint regarding web accessibility, you may do so at https://oeo.wsu.edu/file-an-accessibility-complaint/.

Additional Resources, Grievance Processes, and Guidelines

WSU’s efforts to address accessibility and inclusion reach many other aspects of university life.  Please visit the below links to learn more:

Campus Specific Information

WSU Pullman and Global Campus – Reasonable Accommodation

  • HRS Disability Services:  The Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing a host of system wide leave and disability related programs and services for employees. HRS Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations requests, long-term disability claims, and information on medical leave, pregnancy related leave, military related leave, workers’ compensation, workplace injury, and other leaves.
  • Access Center:  The Access Center provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU Pullman and Global Campus students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the WSU environment.

WSU Spokane – Reasonable Accommodation

  • WSU Spokane HR:  WSU Spokane Employees
  • HRS Disability Services:  All other employees working on WSU Spokane campus.  The Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing a host of system wide leave and disability related programs and services for employees.  HRS Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations requests, long-term disability claims, and information on medical leave, pregnancy related leave, military related leave, workers’ compensation, workplace injury, and other leaves.
  • Student Affairs – Disability Resources:  Student Affairs provides accommodations and services to WSU Spokane students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the WSU environment.

WSU Tri-Cities – Reasonable Accommodation

  • HRS Disability Services:  The Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing a host of system wide leave and disability related programs and services for employees. HRS Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations requests, long-term disability claims, and information on medical leave, pregnancy related leave, military related leave, and workers’ compensation.
  • WSU Tri-Cities Disability Support Services:  The Disability Support Services office provides accommodations and services to students with documented disabilities.

WSU Vancouver – Reasonable Accommodation

  • HRS Disability Services:  The Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing a host of system wide leave and disability related programs and services for employees.  HRS Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations requests, long-term disability claims, and information on medical leave, pregnancy related leave, military related leave, workers’ compensation, workplace injury, and other leaves.
  • WSU Vancouver Access Center The Access Center works to arrange services and academic accommodations for WSU Vancouver students with documented disabilities.

WSU North Puget Sound at Everett – Reasonable Accommodation

  • HRS Disability Services:  The Disability Services unit is responsible for overseeing a host of system wide leave and disability related programs and services for employees. HRS Disability Services can assist employees with reasonable accommodations requests, long-term disability claims, and information on medical leave, pregnancy related leave, military related leave, workers’ compensation, workplace injury, and other leaves.
  • Access Center:  The Access Center (located on WSU Pullman campus) provides accommodations and services to incoming and current WSU Everett students with disabilities, psychological or medical conditions, or temporary injuries that limit their access to the WSU environment.

Complaints and Grievance Procedures

All campuses:

Complaints relating to discrimination on the basis of a physical, mental, or sensory disability, including the use of a trained service animal, can be made to the Office for Equal Opportunity:

Complaints regarding non-accessible technology can be made to the Information Technology Accessibility Coordinator:

  • Pullman: Sasi Pillay
  • Global: Wendy Steele
  • Tri-Cities: Tim Larreau
  • Spokane: Karla Ealy-Marroquin
  • Vancouver: Scott Fraser

Complaints regarding physical access concerns can be made to Craig Cole, Director, Construction Services, via email at craig.cole@wsu.edu.

Pullman/Global Campus

Complaints regarding being adversely impacted by the Access Center staff, policies, or procedures, or where an accommodation is not being appropriately provided, can be made to the Access Center Director or responsible Student Affairs supervisor.

Spokane Campus

Complaints regarding being adversely impacted by Disability Services staff, policies, or procedures, or where an accommodation is not being appropriately provided, can be made to the WSU Spokane Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

Guidelines and Policies

ADA Coordinator

The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating WSU’s efforts to comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.  For more information, visit the ADA Coordinator’s Website.

Kimberly Anderson
ADA Coordinator
Office for Equal Opportunity
French Administration, Room 225
509-335-8288 | Fax 509-335-5843
Email: oeo@wsu.edu
Website: http://oeo.wsu.edu