Support for Faculty with Disabilities

Academic appointees with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to enable them to perform the essential functions of their position. UC Berkeley is committed to exploring appropriate accomodations for individuals who request them, and to providing these accommodations whenever feasible. The Berkeley Accommodation Process for Academic Appointees specifies the procedures for engaging in an interactive process between the appointee and appropriate representatives of the Campus for accommodating an appointee with a disability. The key actions are:

The Academic Personnel Office also manages leaves of absence. medical leaves, medical separations, and family medical leaves. 

While the University may need documentation from a physician regarding the need for an accommodation, and recommendations as to the type of accomodation, details about the medical condition are confidential and do not need to be provided.  

Assistive Technologies

There are resources available for those who need an assistive technology for computer use in order to fulfill essential work functions. 

University Health Services

The University Health Services Disability Management Program is designed to help disabled faculty (for work-related and non-work-related injuries) stay on the job through accommodation. They provide information, assessments regarding accommodations, and workshops and training.

Disabled Students Program

The Disabled Students Program ensures that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley. They provide information for instructors, including proctoring services.

Access for Visitors

If you are hosting a Campus event, Disability Access Services will provide you with information to assist individuals with disabilities who wish to participate, including sign language interpreting, real-time captioning, and the location of disabled parking.

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