Communication

Clear, accurate and direct communication is essential to living, learning, working and recreating in a higher education environment. Equal access to communication is one of the fundamental provisions of federal disability laws as well as to the mission and culture of UNH.

Individuals who require an alternate form of communication may request a reasonable accommodation through the appropriate office. Whenever possible please allow several weeks for us to respond to your request.

Applicants: Job applicants who require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the application/interview process, may, at any time, request such accommodation.

Employees: Generally speaking it is the responsibility of the employee’s home department to provide reasonable accommodations to enable the employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of his or her job. In all instances, the request for reasonable accommodation is brought to the EEO/ADA Compliance Officer who determines the employee’s eligibility for reasonable accommodation and facilitates the interactive process.

Students: To request a reasonable accommodation please contact your campus disabilities service office to make arrangements.

Visitors: If you are visiting a UNH campus to participate in an event, program or service please contact the sponsor of the activity to request reasonable accommodation or feel free to contact the EEO/ADA Compliance Officer.

ADA Requirements - Effective Communication:   The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register.  These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).

www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm