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The Greene Center supports all students, including those who may have visible and invisible disabilities. From accommodations in services and programs, to specific guidance and connections for navigating the hiring market and workplace, we work with both UR and external entities to support your specific needs, concerns, and how to build your unique story.
We realize that every student is unique and may have specific needs that have not been addressed yet. Thus, at any time if you are seeking disability-related accommodations for any of our services, programs or offerings or have any questions, please contact David Cota-Buckhout.
See the map – our office is highlighted with an arrow! You can enter from the ground floor (there is a fully-accessible entrance next to Dewey Lot), from the 2nd floor of the Eastman quad (there is a ramp to this entrance), or from the tunnel system. Take either the elevator or stairs to the fourth floor, then proceed left around the bend and go through the double-doors to enter our space. There is an all-access bathroom as well as a drinking fountain available, and anyone can use the coat-rack or cubby system while utilizing our space. All of our offices are wheelchair accessible.
In addition, all of our services and some of our programs and events can be accessed virtually! Virtual appointments can be scheduled online through Handshake, and our event listings will all indicate if the program is in-person only, hybrid, or virtual. Should you want to request accomodations for a program or service, please connect with David Cota-Buckhout, Career Advisor.
Here are some general employer responsibilities you should be aware of within the internship and job application and interview processes:
Knowing if, how and when to disclose a disability to an employer can be freeing or daunting. Asking for workplace accommodations could be uplifting or stressful. We understand this, and finding the best resources to navigate these issues is important. One credible source is the Job Accommodation Network – they can provide you with a complete list of disability-related information regarding accommodation ideas, ADA information, and resources per disability type. Note that this is a starting point in examining accommodations and may not address every situation; accommodations should always be made on a case-by-case basis with the employer and employee working together regarding limitations and accommodation needs.
U.S. Department of Labor – The U.S. Department of Labor has several resources on their website pertaining to people with disabilities, specifically from their Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), including:
Job Accommodations Network (JAN) – In addition to job accommodation ideas and information, the Job Accommodations Network is also helpful with other topics. Their staff are more than willing to work with you to research and identify resources that are not currently on their site to better address issues and concerns related to people with disabilities:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – The EEOC can provide information about job applicants and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
STEPS: Scholarships & Resources for Students with Disabilities – Find funding, advocacy organizations, networking opportunities, and other support that make paying for and getting through college easier.
Our career advisors at the Greene Center are ready and available to help you work through an approach to these topics – please feel free to set up an appointment through Handshake!
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