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ADA Resources

ADA Resource - (Office of Institutional Equity)

The Office of Institutional Equity has information for individuals seeking disability resources. The office facilitates accommodations and services for individuals with documented disabilities and severe medical conditions. Accommodations and services are rendered based on the individual’s documented needs and are determined through an interactive process. The office will maintain appropriate confidentiality of records and communication regarding disability. Please contact the office as far in advance as possible to receive accommodations and services. Visit The Office of Institutional Equity (TOIE) for more information about services, employee rights, and other resources.

James R Robinson, Executive Director
The Office of Institutional Equity
ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator

137 Woods Science Bldg.
Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA24504

757.278.4121 (phone)
Email the Title IX coordinator



In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Rehab Act”), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”), and state law, Norfolk State University is committed to ensuring that no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The office works diligently to ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided an inclusive experience and equal opportunity by determining eligibility for accommodations for students with disabilities and serving as a resource to faculty in helping them understand their obligation in providing equal access.

Providing Accommodations

The resource office is the designated office to determine accommodations and serves as a resource to assist employees and faculty in understanding and meeting their responsibility of providing approved accommodations. Below are areas that will be linked to resources for the NSU community to access.

 

Accessibility Information for Students

Students with disabilities are served through O.A.S.I.S. (Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services) & Assistive Technology Laboratory (AT Lab) for all academically-required accommodation needs related to the classroom to housing digital and physical campus accessibility. OASIS also provides universally-designed instructional resources for faculty and strives to create an inclusive campus environment that allows students to engage, explore, and participate in the learning environment at Norfolk State University.

Employees and Job Applicants

Employees with disabilities and job applicants are supported through the campus network of the Office of Institutional Equity and Human Resources. The office serves as the campus-wide hub for information on the disability accommodation process for employees and applicants. The Institutional Equity Office is responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act’s employment provisions. It offers essential information, consultation, education, and referral services to employees, applicants and supervisors, and managers to help minimize barriers in the workplace.

Visitors and Guests

Visitors with disabilities, including guests such as spouses of employees residing in University Housing, work with University departments to seek accommodations to participate in programs, activities, and services at Norfolk State University. Guests or visitors are encouraged to contact the event sponsor or department early if they are seeking a disability-related accommodation. Assistance and further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Institutional Equity.

Library Accessibility

The Norfolk State University’s AT Lab exists to support the enhancement of student outcomes through the delivery of information, training, and technology support utilizing assistive technologies. Services: Educational Aids Training Lab Assistance Educational Videos Assistive Technology Software Adaptive Hardware. The library is committed to providing access to all library facilities and collections for people with disabilities. Whenever possible, the libraries will select and acquire resources and technologies accessible to all. For historical library collections that are not accessible, the libraries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to appropriately reformatted media. Visit the Norfolk State University Library for information on digital delivery, library locations and building accessibility, and additional resources.

Norfolk State University’s Home Page

University’s Communication and Marketing department has designed the NSU home page using best practices in standards-based Web design. The website complies with and incorporates programming languages and tools to present content and functionality to accommodate a range of Web browsing software. Norfolk State University is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to people with disabilities. All the pages on our websites are measured according to the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA, and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.

If you have questions or need assistance in implementing accommodations, please contact the office for a consultant at toie@nsu.edu or bbharris@nsu.edu.