MU Publication Guidelines
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act covers programs, activities, and services of public entities, which include public universities like MU. The ADA protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability. The law also requires public entities to inform persons with disabilities of their ADA rights. The following guidelines are offered with these requirements as a framework.
Providing Notice of Willingness to Provide Accommodations
Job recruitment and other publications or notices encouraging persons to call, write, visit, or otherwise contact MU should include the following type of statement:
The University of Missouri-Columbia complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act as ammended. If you have a disability and need accommodations in connection with [describe event or process] [e.g. the job application process], please notify us at [address and/or telephone no.] as soon as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made. Callers with hearing or speech disabilities may use 711.
For ADA accommodations, please contact [name] at [address/phone]. Callers with hearing or speech disabilities may use 711.
Statement on Nondiscrimination
Long version: for catalogs and other publications with room to spare
The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri-Columbia's compliance with implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or other civil rights laws should contact the Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resource Services, University of Missouri, 1095 Virginia Avenue, Room 101, Columbia, MO 65211, 573-882-4256, or the U.S. Department of Education’s office for Civil Rights.
Short version: for brochures and other small publications
The University of Missouri-Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. For more information, call the MU Human Resource Services Department at (573) 882-7976.
MU: An equal opportunity/ADA institution.
Application announcements (whether for students, job applicants, current employees, or others) should include the following type of statement:
If you have a disability and need testing accommodations, please contact me [or name and phone number] right away so that appropriate arrangements can be made. [For employees and applicants, please add: "You may also contact the Human Resource Services Department at 573-882-7976 for assistance".] [For students, please add: "You may also contact Disability Center at 573-882-4696.]
Availability of Information in Accessible Formats
Publications that describe MU services, programs, or activities (e.g. booklets) should include one of the following statements regarding availability in accessible formats:
This publication is available in accessible formats. Please call [phone number].
This publication is available in large print, Braille, on audiotape, on computer disk, [other]. Please call [phone number.]
If you need this information in an alternative format (Braille, large print, audiotape, computer disk, [other]), please call [phone no]. TTY users: please call 711. The University of Missouri also has a Disability Center office which provides support services to students with disabilities; call 573-882-4696 for more information.
NOTE:Individuals requesting large print usually need font size 18 or larger. Braille transcription services are limited on campus, but can be provided by the Adaptive Computing Technology Center (573-882-2000), with advance notice for a small fee. Materials should be submitted in an ASCII file. Specialized formats and tape recorders may need to be used for audio-taping materials. Short passages can often be read directly to the person.