Disabilities Issues https://policy.umn.edu/ en Accessibility of Information Technology https://policy.umn.edu/it/webaccess <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Accessibility of Information Technology</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">oitadmin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/29/2014 - 00:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Web</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1914&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=policy_comment" token="hlX0-7mkXRzFMulcAyaGbsaMq03JiOAJhrJ154jOPgA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-owner field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Owner</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/295" hreflang="en">ramal003</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/168" hreflang="en">johns042</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-related-procedures field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Policy Related Procedures</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/it/webaccess-proc01" hreflang="en">Making Information Technology Accessible</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-urlcategory field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">urlcategory</div> <div class="field__item">IT</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-path-slug field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Path slug</div> <div class="field__item">WEBACCESS</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-related-appendices field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Policy Related Appendices</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/it/webaccess-appa" hreflang="en">Hardware Accessibility Guidelines</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/it/webaccess-appb" hreflang="en">Software Accessibility Guidelines</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/it/webaccess-appc" hreflang="en">RFP, Grant and Contract Accessibility Language</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Contact</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/407" hreflang="en">marsh058</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-governing-regents-policies field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Governing Regents Policies</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/policy-regents/1016" hreflang="en">Disability Services</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-revisiondescription field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Revision Description</div> <div class="field__item">Internal Access to University of Minnesota removed from related information.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-subtype field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SubType</div> <div class="field__item">Administrative Policy</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-faq field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">FAQ</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li><strong>Whom do I contact for more information on creating accessible Web pages?</strong> <p>Contact the Computer Accommodations Program at 612-626-0365</p> <p>For more Frequently Asked Questions see the following resources:</p> </li> </ol> <h3>WCAG</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/">Understanding WCAG 2.1</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/">How to Meet WCAG 2 (quick reference)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/glance/">WCAG 2.1 at a Glance</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Techniques/">Techniques for WCAG 2.1</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/">Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1</a></li> </ul> <h3>ARIA</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/aria.php">WAI-ARIA Overview</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-practices-1.1/examples/treeview/treeview-2/treeview-2a.html">WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/">Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/w3c/aria/">WAI-ARIA GitHub Repository</a></li> </ul> <h3>University Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5CpFk_Sfb6OMXocjvsQypGEF1e8LcNrKe099eiREyoq9Meg/viewform?c=0&amp;w=1&amp;usp=mail_form_link">Digital Resource Accessibility Assessment Request</a></li> <li><a href="https://fae.illinois.edu/">Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE)</a></li> <li><a href="http://accessibility.umn.edu">Accessible U</a></li> <li><a href="http://inclusive-design.umn.edu">Inclusive By Design</a></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-daterevised field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Last Revised</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-08-09T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-dateeffective field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Effective Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2002-03-01T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Fri, 03/01/2002 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policystatement field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Policy Statement</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The University of Minnesota is committed to providing equitable access to information technology, digital materials, services and the environments in which information technology is used. All colleges, departments, central units and faculty are responsible for ensuring access to their Web content, Web applications, digital materials, environments and services to the greatest extent possible in accordance with the following practices:</p> <ul> <li>implementation and adherence to World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 level AA and ARIA 1;</li> <li>purchase, acquisition, development and use of hardware and software products that support universal design and access;</li> <li>design, implementation and maintenance of accessible technology-related work environments that accommodate all users; and</li> <li>application of accessibility tools and techniques in the creation of digital materials and communications. For example, text-based alternatives which may include: <ul> <li>Alternative text descriptions for images</li> <li>Transcripts for audio content</li> <li>Captioning and audio description for multimedia</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>In cases where Web content, Web applications, digital materials or services are not accessible, an individual with a disability may request that the Web content, Web application, digital material or service be made available in an accessible alternative format or that an equally effective accommodation be provided by the unit responsible for its provision and maintenance. The responsible unit must, upon receipt of the request, make accessible versions available to all users within a reasonable time period.</p> <p>Individual Web pages published by students, employees or non-university organizations hosted by the University but that do not conduct University-related business are outside the scope of this policy.</p> <h3>Research and Non-availability Exceptions</h3> <p>Exceptions to this policy are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Hardware and software tools specific to a research or development process in which no member of the research or development team requires accessibility accommodations. The lead investigator must document that, upon inquiry, no member of the research or development team identifies as requiring an accommodation.</li> <li>Hardware or software for which no equivalent accessible option is available (non-availability). All colleges, departments, central units, and project leads are responsible for documenting the following efforts in verifying compliance with this exception: <ul> <li>identification of alternative applications or equipment with similar required functionality that do not provide additional accessibility;</li> <li>identification of alternative applications or equipment that are accessible but do not meet functionality requirements; and</li> <li>purchase of a currently non-compliant product where efforts by the vender are underway to remediate the defects by a defined date.</li> </ul> </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyreason field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Reason for Policy</div> <div class="field__item"><p>To implement Board of Regents Policy:&nbsp;<em><a href="https://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.umn.edu/files/policies/DisabilityServices.pdf">Disability Services</a></em>.</p> <p>Incorporating principles of universal design and current accessibility standards in the design and development, purchase and acquisition, implementation and use of information technology and related resources helps the University to ensure that its resources are accessible to the widest possible audience. Adherence to this policy will help to ensure that all individuals have access to Web content, Web applications, digital materials, environments and services associated with administration, courses of instruction, departmental programs, and University-sponsored activities.</p> <p>This policy benefits the university by improving access and reducing barriers to faculty, staff and student success as well as reducing costs of required retroactive accommodations and reducing legal and reputational risk associated with non-compliance.&nbsp;</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policycontacts field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contacts</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="tablewrapper"> <table> <thead> <tr><th scope="col">Subject</th><th scope="col">Contact</th><th scope="col">Phone</th><th scope="col">Email</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><th scope="row">Primary Contact</th> <td>Scott Marshall</td> <td>612-626-4954</td> <td>marsh058@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Policy Questions</th> <td>Disability Resource Center</td> <td>612-626-4954</td> <td>marsh058@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Technical Questions</th> <td>Office of Information Technology</td> <td>612-301-4357 (1-HELP)</td> <td>help@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Purchasing Questions</th> <td>Purchasing Services</td> <td>612-624-2828</td> <td>purchase@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Web Page Design</th> <td>Tonu Mikk</td> <td>612-625-3307</td> <td>tmikk@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Web, digital materials and environment accessibility</th> <td>Computer Accommodations Program</td> <td>612-626-0365</td> <td>cap@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Inaccessible Web Pages</th> <td>Contact person listed on website</td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3>Campus Contacts</h3> <table> <thead> <tr><th scope="col">Campus</th><th scope="col">Contact</th><th scope="col">Phone</th><th scope="col">Email</th></tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr><th scope="row">Twin Cities</th> <td>Disability Resource Center</td> <td>Voice/TTY: 612-626-1333</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Duluth</th> <td>Disability Resources</td> <td>Voice: 218-726-6130 TTY: 218-726-6575</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Morris</th> <td>Disability Resource Center</td> <td>Voice/TTY: 320-589-6178</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Crookston</th> <td>Disability Resource Center</td> <td>Voice: 218-281-8587 TTY: 218-281-8565</td> <td></td> </tr> <tr><th scope="row">Rochester</th> <td>Disability Resource Center</td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policydefinitions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Definitions</div> <div class="field__item"><dl><dt>Accessible</dt><dd>A person with a disability is afforded the opportunity to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as a person without a disability in an equally effective and equally integrated manner, with substantially equivalent ease of use. The person with a disability must be able to obtain the information as fully, equally and independently as a person without a disability. Although this might not result in identical ease of use compared to that of persons without disabilities, it still must ensure equal opportunity to the educational benefits and opportunities afforded by the technology and equal treatment in the use of such technology.</dd><dt>Adaptive Technology</dt><dd>Any item, piece of equipment, or product system — acquired commercially, modified, or customized — that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capability of an individual with a disability. The following are examples of adaptive technology. <ul> <li>Screen readers</li> <li>Screen magnification applications</li> <li>Speech recognition systems</li> <li>Alternative keyboards and pointing devices</li> <li>Alternative hand and foot switches</li> </ul> </dd><dt>Functional Accessibility</dt><dd>Individuals with disabilities are able to effectively acquire information and services, interact with digital resources and applications, and complete tasks in an equally integrated manner with substantially equivalent ease. Compliance with standards alone does not guarantee functional accessibility. Therefore, testing with adaptive technology is essential.</dd><dt>Technology-related Environments</dt><dd>Any environment in which technology is made available for general use by students, faculty, staff, guests or visitors.</dd></dl></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-committee-review field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Committee Involvement</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/10" hreflang="en">SCIT</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/19" hreflang="en">Disabilities Issues</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-responsible-executi field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Senior Leader</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/63" hreflang="en">mgoh</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/76" hreflang="en">frans</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-responsible-officer field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible Officer</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/63" hreflang="en">mgoh</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/23" hreflang="en">bernard</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-description field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Revision Description for Review/Update Page</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Comprehensive Review.      </p> <p class="Normal1">Clarified the inclusion of media; Provided specificity around the process for accommodation requests; Provided greater specificity around individual student, faculty and other Web resources exempted from the policy.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-ucmcontentid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">UCMContentID</div> <div class="field__item">WEBACCESS</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyresponsibilities field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsibilities</div> <div class="field__item"><dl><dt>Disability Resource Center</dt> <dd>Promote awareness of policy. Respond to requests for assistance from units and individuals. Monitor progress of implementation.</dd> <dt>Office of Information Technology</dt> <dd>Promote awareness of policy. Provide consulting services to units making changes to support compliance with this policy.</dd> <dt>Purchasing Services</dt> <dd>Establish procedures to assure that University specifications for technology purchases include specifications for accessibility when relevant.</dd> <dt>University Units</dt> <dd>Indicate on purchasing requisitions whether / when? technology accessibility issues are relevant.</dd> <dt>Web Developers</dt> <dd>Follow established University Standards when creating and revising University web pages.</dd> <dt>Web Development</dt> <dd>Provide consulting services to units making changes to comply with this policy.</dd></dl></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyrelatedinformation field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Information</div> <div class="field__item"><ul> <li>Board of Regents Policy:&nbsp;<em><a href="https://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.umn.edu/files/policies/DisabilityServices.pdf">Disability Services</a></em></li> <li>Administrative Policy:&nbsp;<em><a href="/operations/publicaccess">Public Access to University Information</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://accessibility.umn.edu">Accessible U</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://inclusive-design.umn.edu">Inclusive By Design&nbsp;</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://www.w3.org/">World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/">World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)</a></em></li> <li><em><a href="http://www.ada.gov/">Americans with Disabilities Act</a></em> of 1990 Accessibility Requirements</li> <li>Entities to Title II or III of the ADA must provide effective communication to individuals with disabilities, and covered entities that use the Internet to provide information regarding their programs, goods or services must be prepared to offer those communications through accessible means.</li> <li><em><a href="https://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr104.html#E">Section 504</a></em> of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973</li> <li>No otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.</li> <li>Establishes principle of programmatic access to federally-funded programs. Does not directly address the internet, Web, or information technology, but lays foundation for accessibility to the services ("programs") of federally-funded programs.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyhistory field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">History</div> <div class="field__item"><dl compact="compact"> <dt>Amended:</dt><dd>August 2018 - Comprehensive Review. Clarified the inclusion of media; Provided specificity around the process for accommodation requests; Provided greater specificity around individual student, faculty and other Web resources exempted from the policy.</dd> <dt>Amended:</dt><dd>December 2013 - Comprehensive Review. Modified ownership to include the Office of Information Technology. Provided greater specificity around conditions which qualify for exceptions to the accessibility standards.</dd><dt>Amended:</dt><dd>July 2008 - Clarified and simplified policy. Special situations section deleted and Exception section added. Updated Disability Services contact information. Added FAQ.</dd><dt>Amended:</dt><dd>May 2002 - Clarified Purchasing Services responsibility in Responsibilities section.</dd><dt>Amended:</dt><dd>March 2002 - Policy is now effective, not proposed. Policy statement and reason, definitions, special situations and procedure have all been revised. Deadlines for implementation of this policy have been extended three months. Reference to "granting exemptions" and "without placing an undue burden" was removed from the Policy Reason. This material is addressed in Special Situations.</dd><dt>Effective:</dt><dd>March 2002</dd></dl></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date Comp Review</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-08-09T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review-due field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date Comp Review Due</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2022-08-09T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 08/09/2022 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-related-forms field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Policy Related Forms</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/Forms/um-1859" hreflang="en">Digital Resource Accessibility Assessment Request</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-d7-nid field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">D7 NID</div> <div class="field__item">9690</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-d7-vid field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">D7 VID</div> <div class="field__item">279436</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review-stamp field--type-timestamp field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date of Comprehensive Review - Time Stamp</div> <div class="field__item">Thu, 08/09/2018 - 00:00</div> </div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 05:00:00 +0000 oitadmin 1914 at https://policy.umn.edu Animals on Campus https://policy.umn.edu/operations/animals <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Animals on Campus</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/2" lang="" about="/user/2" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">young041</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/10/2019 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/94" hreflang="en">Health and Safety</a></div> </div> </div> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title comment-form__title">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1938&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=policy_comment" token="poOufG29WhOlYd-iP5Y1lLew3czTCnojbTQhXiFFF-I"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-owner field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Owner</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/378" hreflang="en">kbonneso</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-urlcategory field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">urlcategory</div> <div class="field__item">Operations</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-path-slug field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Path slug</div> <div class="field__item">animals</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sme field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Primary Contact</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/481" hreflang="en">kgreen15</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-revisiondescription field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Revision Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Updated Crookston DRC email address per Kirby Newhouse with&nbsp;Kate Greenberg's approval.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-subtype field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">SubType</div> <div class="field__item">Administrative Policy</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-faq field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">FAQ</div> <div class="field__item"><ol> <li><strong>I have safety concerns about the environment where my Service Animal may accompany me. Who should I contact?</strong> <p>For safety questions, contact the campus disability services office to explore what is reasonable.&nbsp; Potential safety considerations could include the following:</p> <ul> <li><em>Research and Teaching Laboratories.</em> Chemicals found in many labs could be harmful to animals. Organisms naturally found on most dogs or other animals could negatively impact the outcome of certain research.</li> <li><em>Mechanical Rooms/Custodial Closets.</em> Such locations can have chemicals or machinery that could potentially harm animals.</li> <li><em>Surgical and Clinical Suites.</em> These spaces may have heightened requirements for patient safety concerns and infection control standards.</li> <li><em>Other Potentially Dangerous Areas.</em> Any room, studio, or classroom with sharp metal cuttings or glass shards on the floor; hot material such as molten metal; excessive dust; or moving machinery may pose a danger to animals.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>I have questions about my individual circumstance. Who should I speak with first?</strong> <p>Your campus disability services office should be your first point of contact for any questions related to service or support animals.&nbsp; Each campus has a primary contact listed at the end of this policy.</p> </li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-daterevised field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Last Revised</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-01-02T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-dateeffective field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Effective Date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-01-02T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policystatement field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Policy Statement</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This policy regulates privately-owned animals, including pets, in university buildings and on university owned and controlled property.&nbsp; It governs animals not otherwise subject to the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).</p> <h3>Animals Permitted on University Grounds</h3> <p>Animals are permitted on university grounds, unless an area is specifically signed as prohibited. &nbsp;No individual may tether an animal to any fence, tree, shrub, post, or other object located upon university property not designed for the purpose of securing animals.&nbsp; The prompt collection and disposal of animal waste is required.</p> <h3>Animals Permitted in University Buildings/Facilities</h3> <p>Individuals are prohibited from bringing any animal not listed below into any university building or on any university public transportation, at any time.&nbsp; If found, the animal and its handler will be asked to leave the building or public transportation immediately.</p> <p>The following animals are permitted in university buildings/facilities under this policy, with specific limitations.&nbsp; Privately owned animals may also be subject to IACUC display protocols.</p> <ul> <li>service animals</li> <li>service animals in training (with proper documentation)</li> <li>support animals (with prior approval from the campus disability services office)</li> <li>therapy animals, on days when engaged in university-sponsored therapeutic programming (with certification from PAWS program)</li> <li>animals brought for treatment to the veterinary medical facilities</li> <li>animals housed and treated in animal hospitals or shelters designed and constructed to house animals</li> <li>animals used in the delivery of instruction, during the period of instruction and in the period reasonably necessary to prepare for and conclude the instructional period</li> <li>animals brought to animal-related university-sponsored events, during the duration of the event</li> <li>animals housed in live-in professional staff apartments (when permitted by campus housing), family student housing (when permitted by campus housing), university-sanctioned pet programs in a residence hall, or Eastcliff event center and residence (Twin Cities campus)</li> <li>animals used in university-sponsored research</li> <li>animals used to carry out functional responsibilities of a university department</li> <li>animals used in support of law enforcement or disaster recovery activities</li> <li>livestock in designated animal holding facilities</li> <li>animals recognized as official NCAA mascots or participating in ceremonies in athletic venues</li> </ul> <h3>Responsibility for Animal Conduct</h3> <p>Any individual who brings an animal on university property is responsible for the behavior and actions of the animal, health and safety of individuals in proximity of or impacted by the animal, and the health and cleanliness of the campus environment.&nbsp; Animals on university property must have all current vaccinations and be licensed as required by the municipality where the animal is primarily housed.</p> <p>Any individual, owning or having under their control any animal, may only bring such animal upon university property with a leash or lead suitably attached to the animal and held by the individual responsible.&nbsp; When a leash is not an appropriate means of control, an animal must be secured in a cage.&nbsp; An exception is made for any Service Animal who cannot do their work when leashed or tethered.</p> <p>The university will seek restitution for any animal-related damage to university-controlled property, facilities, or grounds. The cleanup, repair, or replacement cost of damaged property is the sole responsibility of the owner of the animal that caused the damage.&nbsp; This applies to all animals, and is not limited to pets, service animals, and support animals.</p> <p>If any animal is or appears to be unaccompanied or a stray, or if the owner cannot be found or determined upon investigation by the campus/city police or safety officers, the animal will be impounded.</p> <h3>Service and Support Animals</h3> <h3>Service Animals</h3> <p>A Service Animal may accompany its owner on university grounds and in university buildings at all times, except under rare circumstances where the animal’s health or safety may be compromised.&nbsp; Service Animals are not required to wear any special type of harness or garment, and must be under the handler’s control at all times. &nbsp;In situations where it is not obvious that the animal is a Service Animal, university officials may ask the following two qualifying questions:</p> <ol> <li>Is the Service Animal required because of a person’s disability?</li> <li>What work or task has the Service Animal been trained to perform?</li> </ol> <p>It is a misdemeanor under Minnesota Statute 609.833 to misrepresent an unqualified animal as a Service Animal.</p> <h3>Support Animals</h3> <p>Support Animals are permitted in university housing (or on university grounds in accordance with the provisions of this policy) and limited to the room of the student who has been granted an accommodation.&nbsp; In order to live with a Support Animal in university housing, a resident must obtain prior authorization from the campus disability services office and the campus housing office. Each campus housing office may develop specific procedures and guidelines for Support Animals.&nbsp;</p> <p>Residents who are negatively affected by the presence of a Support Animal should contact their campus housing office. Campus housing and the campus disability services office will follow up with the residents involved in order to determine whether there is a need for further accommodations or other changes. The university is committed to ensuring that the needs of all residents are met and will determine how to resolve any conflicts or problems as expeditiously as possible.</p> <p>Support Animals approved in university housing are not generally permitted in other indoor public areas, private offices, classrooms, labs, etc. In all instances where a University community member or guest seeks to bring a Support Animal to campus, the individual must engage in an interactive process with the campus disability services office and any others affected by the request to determine the reasonability of the accommodation prior to bringing the animal to campus.</p> <h3>Exceptions</h3> <p>The College of Veterinary Medicine on the Twin Cities campus has exception to administer an “animals in the workplace” policy in university-owned buildings assigned to the College of Veterinary Medicine.&nbsp; Animals approved under this collegiate policy are not permitted in buildings or spaces that are not assigned to the College of Veterinary Medicine.</p> <p>Where aligned with their clinical practice, the M Health Clinics and Surgery Center on the Twin Cities campus may operate with different guidelines for Service and Support Animals.</p> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyreason field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Reason for Policy</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Service and Support Animals serve an important role for individuals with apparent and non-apparent disabilities. It is important that individuals who rely on these animals, as well as the greater University community, understand their rights and responsibilities under the law.</p> <p>The presence of animals on university property and in university buildings can have an adverse effect on the normal functions of the university by creating unsanitary conditions or health concerns (allergy, waste, bites, etc.), disrupting daily operations (excessive noise, unattended animals, individual conflict), or causing damage to grounds, buildings, and property.</p> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policycontacts field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contacts</div> <div class="field__item"><div class="tablewrapper"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Subject</th> <th scope="col">Contact</th> <th scope="col">Phone</th> <th scope="col">Fax/Email</th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Primary Contact</th> <td>Kate Greenberg</td> <td>612-626-2707</td> <td>kgreen15@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Crookston: Disability Resource Center</th> <td>Kirby Newhouse</td> <td>218-281-8587</td> <td>umcdrc@crk.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Crookston: Residential Life</th> <td>Erica Claybrook-Cookman</td> <td>218-281-8530</td> <td>ecookman@crk.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Crookston: City of Crookston Police</th> <td>Non-Emergency Line</td> <td>218-281-3111</td> <td>n/a</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Duluth: Disability Resources</th> <td>Emily Norenberg</td> <td>218-726-6101</td> <td>enorenbe@d.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Duluth: Housing and Residence Life</th> <td>Melissa Carlson</td> <td>218-726-6123</td> <td>umdhouse@d.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Duluth: University Police</th> <td>Non-Emergency Line</td> <td>218-726-7000</td> <td>umdpd@d.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Morris: Disability Resource Center</th> <td>Matthew Hoekstra</td> <td>320-589-6163</td> <td>hoekstra@morris.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Morris: Residential Life</th> <td>T.J. Ross</td> <td>320-589-6475</td> <td>tjross@morris.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Morris: University Police</th> <td>Non-Emergency Line</td> <td>320-287-1601</td> <td>ummpd@morris.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Rochester: Disability Resources</th> <td>Jeff Baier</td> <td>507-258-8021</td> <td>disability@r.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Rochester: Residential Life</th> <td>Will Harmon</td> <td>507-258-8028</td> <td>wharmon@r.umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Rochester: City of Rochester Police</th> <td>Non-Emergency Line</td> <td>507-328-6800</td> <td>n/a</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Twin Cities: Disability Resource Center</th> <td>Roberta Kehne</td> <td>612-624-1801</td> <td>rlkehne@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Twin Cities: Housing and Residential Life</th> <td>Mannix Clark</td> <td>612-624-8488</td> <td>clark108@umn.edu</td> </tr> <tr> <th scope="row">Twin Cities: University Police</th> <td>Non-Emergency Line</td> <td>612-624-2677</td> <td>police@umn.edu</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policydefinitions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Definitions</div> <div class="field__item"><dl> <dt>Pet</dt> <dd>A privately owned animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, kept for ordinary use and/or companionship, and not classified as a Service Animal or a Support Animal.</dd> <dt>Service Animal</dt> <dd>An animal (dog or miniature horse) that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. These tasks may include but are not limited to: guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sound, pulling a wheelchair, carrying and/or retrieving dropped items, etc. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not Service Animals.</dd> <dt>Support Animal</dt> <dd>A Support Animal, sometimes referred to as an assistance animal or emotional support animal, is an animal that provides emotional support, well-being, or companionship that alleviates or mitigates symptoms of a disability. Unlike Service Animals, Support Animals are (1) not individually trained to perform work or tasks; (2) not limited to dogs and can be other species of animal; (3) when approved in University housing are generally not permitted in other indoor public areas, private offices, classrooms, labs, etc.; and (4) only permitted on campus with prior approval from the campus disability services office.</dd> <dt>Therapy Animal</dt> <dd>An animal, ordinarily a dog, (but can be cats and other species) that has been obedience trained and screened for its ability to interact favorably with humans and other animals. The primary purpose of a therapy animal is to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and other settings.</dd> <dt>University Grounds</dt> <dd>Any land or outdoor spaces owned or leased by the University of Minnesota.</dd> <dt>University Property</dt> <dd>Any land, building, or other real property owned or leased by the University of Minnesota.</dd> </dl> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-committee-review field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Committee Involvement</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">SCC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/19" hreflang="en">Disabilities Issues</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-responsible-executi field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Senior Leader</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/76" hreflang="en">frans</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-policy-responsible-officer field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible Officer</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/user/76" hreflang="en">frans</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-description field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Revision Description for Review/Update Page</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>New Policy.</strong></p> <ol> <li>Clarifies which kinds of animals can be on campus and in buildings.</li> <li>Outlines the requirements around service and assistance animals, and by and large sets in place a ban on domestic pets in all university facilities.&nbsp;</li> <li>Ensures compliance with the law, but also protects university property as well as creates a safe place for those who live and work here.</li> </ol> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyresponsibilities field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsibilities</div> <div class="field__item"><dl> <dt>Animal Handler / Owner</dt> <dd>Comply with all provisions of this policy. Maintain control of their animal and ensure safety of others at all times.</dd> <dt>Campus Disability Services Office</dt> <dd>Define and maintain process for approval of Support Animals. Process requests for Support Animals in university housing. Serve as a resource for individuals and supervisors with questions about application of this policy with regard to Service Animals.</dd> <dt>Campus Housing Office</dt> <dd>Facilitate approved requests for Support Animals.</dd> <dt>Campus/City Police or Safety Officials</dt> <dd>Respond to complaints about stray or noncompliant animals. On the Duluth, Morris, and Twin Cities campuses, Police refers to the University of Minnesota Police Department. On the Crookston and Rochester campuses, Police refers to the local/city police department.</dd> <dt>Campus Student Conduct Office</dt> <dd>Adjudicate reported violations of this policy by students.</dd> <dt>College of Veterinary Medicine</dt> <dd>Maintain collegiate policy and procedure for animals in the workplace.</dd> <dt>Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)</dt> <dd>Administer Board of Regents policy regulating research, teaching, display, and service activities involving animals when conducted by, or on the behalf of, university faculty, staff, or students or when using university facilities or equipment.</dd> <dt>PAWS Program</dt> <dd>Notify supervisors of faculty and staff who have animals that have been certified by the program as participants.</dd> <dt>Supervisors</dt> <dd>Respond to violations of this policy by employees within their unit. Ask noncompliant animal handlers to leave university buildings or public transportation. Address repeat offenders through the employee performance process.</dd> </dl> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyrelatedinformation field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Related Information</div> <div class="field__item"><ul> <li>Board of Regents Policy: <a href="https://regents.umn.edu/sites/regents.umn.edu/files/2019-09/policy_animal_care_and_use.pdf"><em>Animal Care and Use</em></a></li> <li><a href="https://research.umn.edu/units/iacuc/policies-guidelines/animal-use-guidelines-exceptions">IACUC Animal Use Guidelines and Exceptions</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-policyhistory field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">History</div> <div class="field__item"><dl> <dt>Effective</dt> <dd>January 2020 - <ol> <li>Clarifies which kinds of animals can be on campus and in buildings.</li> <li>Outlines the requirements around service and assistance animals, and by and large sets in place a ban on domestic pets in all university facilities.</li> <li>Ensures compliance with the law, but also protects university property as well as creates a safe place for those who live and work here.</li> </ol> </dd> </dl> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date Comp Review</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2020-01-02T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/02/2020 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review-due field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date Comp Review Due</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2024-01-02T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 01/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-senate-involvement field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Senate Involvement</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Senate Action Necessary?</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-d7-nid field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">D7 NID</div> <div class="field__item">14601</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-d7-vid field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">D7 VID</div> <div class="field__item">270326</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date-comp-review-stamp field--type-timestamp field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Date of Comprehensive Review - Time Stamp</div> <div class="field__item">Thu, 01/02/2020 - 00:00</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-review-interval field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Review Interval</div> <div class="field__item">4 years</div> </div> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:49:00 +0000 young041 1938 at https://policy.umn.edu