Informed by Our Values
East Tennessee State University values people first, and seeks to treat all individuals with dignity and respect. To this end, the University is committed to providing accessible information to all people wherever possible. The University will work to ensure that applicants, students, faculty, staff, and members of the public with disabilities all have an opportunity equal to that of their non-disabled peers to access and utilize information materials, technologies, and technology-related services, except where doing so would impose an undue burden on the University or require a fundamental alteration.
Rules for Asserting Undue Burden and/or Fundamental Alteration
Any assertion of undue burden or fundamental alteration related to the provision of an accessible technology resource must be made by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the University or an individual designated by the CIO to make such determinations, and will be accompanied by a written statement describing the reasons that this conclusion has been reached. If such an assertion is made, the University will seek to provide some form of equally effective alternative access, if one exists, to ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, those with disabilities receive the same benefits as their non-disabled peers. Plans for any form of alternative access will also be included in the written statement provided the University.