The Relay community is committed to supporting students with physical, learning, medical, psychiatric, or other disabilities. To demonstrate the existence of a disability that may entitle students to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, students must complete the process outlined on the disability volunteer disclosure form on Support Center. This process may include scheduling an accommodation meeting with a representative from the Office of Student Affairs, securing official documentation that explains the disability’s relation to the Relay program, and an anonymized review of all materials by the accommodations panel.
The Office of Student Affairs will review each student’s completed disability disclosure form and supporting documents. The information will then be anonymized and shared with the accommodations panel. The accommodations panel will then review and determine whether the accommodation can be granted or not, and make recommendations for implementation. The Office of Student Affairs will communicate all decisions and implementation recommendations to the local campus and the student and will also collaborate with the campus dean to create an implementation plan. If appropriate, Relay may refer students to professional resources when deciding the level of disability and the level of further help and support required. This support and/or these accommodations will be monitored, reviewed, and adjusted as necessary. Students will be asked to recertify annually to allow the institution the opportunity to adjust the accommodations and update relevant staff, if necessary.