UIC welcomes and values all applicants and employees with disabilities. The University complies with all the employment non-discrimination requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with the Illinois Human Rights Act. Applicants or employees requiring reasonable accommodations should visit the UIC Employee Accommodation Policy page.
Units/departments wanting training on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act should visit the Office for Access and Equity ADA education/training page.
The University when requested will provide appropriate aids and services to ensure that persons with disabilities can participate equally in UIC programs, services, and activities. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services may include but are not limited to, qualified sign language interpreters, captioning, documents in alternative formats, and other ways of making information and communications accessible.
Service Animal Policy
Individuals with service animals are welcomed in the University’s offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. Please visit the UIC Service Animal Policy for information on service animals.
Anyone who requires communication assistance, or a modification in policies/procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity offered by UIC should contact the Office for Access and Equity at (312) 996-0512 or email the ADA Coordinator, as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Reporting Accessibility Concerns
Reports of architectural barriers should be submitted to the Office for Access and Equity through the online Reporting of Accessibility Issues form. Issues accessing any technologies at UIC, web sites, aps, may do so using the reporting of digital accessibility form.
The UIC grievance procedure may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination based on disability in the provision of services, activities, programs, or benefits by UIC. This grievance procedure is used to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
* UIC students, faculty and staff alleging disability discrimination must follow the appropriate UIC student/faculty/staff grievance procedure.
UIC is committed to ensuring that IT resources, such as websites, web applications, teaching and learning technologies, digital content and other electronic platforms and related communications can be used by all members of the UIC community.
The Disability Resource Center provides students with disabilities a broad range of services, from eligibility documentation, assistive technology, deaf/hard of hearing services and classroom access to exam accommodations, note taking, computing resources and transportation.
The Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD) is an advisory body dedicated to promoting the academic, professional, cultural, and social welfare of persons with disabilities as well as providing leadership on the history, needs and resources of said population at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Disability Cultural Center offers public programs, discussion series, arts-based workshops, and one-on-one support. As we work to engage an understanding of disability issues as social justice issues, and disability as a site for identity, community, and culture.
Office for Access and Equity
Director of IT Accessibility
Office for Access and Equity
JaEun Jemma Ku