The University of Hawaii at Manoa Libraries (UHM Libraries) are committed to a policy of equal access to their collections, facilities, and services. These policies and procedures ensure that persons with disabilities will not, on the basis of that disability, be denied equal access to library resources. It is the responsibility of all library staff to adhere to this policy of equal access to library resources.
UHM Libraries recognize their legal obligations to make available reasonable and appropriate accommodations designed to provide access to library resources for library users with self-disclosed disabilities. For UHM students with disabilities and related extensive need for accommodation, the library will coordinate services with the KOKUA program.
"Persons with disabilities" means persons who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such impairment, or are regarded as having such impairment.
"Reasonable and appropriate accommodations" means facilities modifications and/or service adjustments determined by library staff in consultation with the disabled library user, KOKUA Program, or other appropriate resource. Assistive technology and assistance with book retrieval and photocopying are examples of reasonable and appropriate accommodations.
In compliance with federal civil rights law relating to persons with disabilities the University of Hawaii is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination solely on the basis of disabilities status.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, and veteran status. This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment and employment in the University's programs, activities, and services. Sexual harassment is prohibited under this policy.
This policy applies to all UHM Libraries materials and facilities, including but not limited to its physical collections, electronic resources, and computer access.
A. The Libraries
UHM Libraries recognize that their basic responsibility is to identify and maintain the academic and technical standards that are fundamental to providing quality resources while ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities. To meet this obligation, UHM Libraries:
B. Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities have the right to an equal opportunity to use and benefit from resources at the libraries. To ensure this right, persons with disabilities:
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