Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights of equal access to programs and services.While the university provides reasonable accommodations, we do not change essential academic requirements or job functions. Accommodation determinations are based on documentation and individualized needs assessment.

This glossary contains information and definitions of the accommodations used at Western Michigan University. Although it is quite extensive, it also evolves as new accommodations are added or more information is included.

Glossary of accommodations