Accessibility Services Complaint Procedure
First, you should discuss your concern(s) with your assigned Accessibility Specialist. If a satisfactory solution is not reached, you can proceed to the second step, a written appeal to the Director of Accessibility Services. In general, issues that proceed to the next step include the following:
- Procedural error by the Accessibility Services staff
- Violation of policy by the Accessibility Services staff
- Eligibility for services criteria
- Appropriateness of accommodations
- Reasonableness of accommodations
- Mitigating circumstances
Director of Accessibility Services
The Director of Accessibility Services, Peggy Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org, (or designee) must receive your appeal within 15 working days following the outcome of the first step, described above. Your written appeal to the Director of Accessibility Services must include:
- A detailed description of the issue including significant dates
- The basis for the appeal and any supporting documentation as necessary
- The resolution requested
You may be contacted for more information.
You will receive a written response from the Director within 15 working days of the date that the appeal was received. University breaks such as spring break or inter-semester breaks are not included in these time frames.
This is the final decision. If there is new information or a new request, please start with your assigned Accessibility Specialist.
Division of Diversity and Belonging – Equity, Opportunity & Compliance
Individuals who believe they have been unlawfully harassed or discriminated against by any member of the BGSU community, including the Office of Accessibility Services, are encouraged to contact the Office of Equity and Compliance at 419-372-4322, https://www.bgsu.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/e-o-compliance.html, or Division of Diversity and Belonging office at 419-372-7100.
Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
To file an external complaint, contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. Filing a Section 504/ADA complaint with the responsible federal agency does not impair your right to a prompt and equitable resolution of your complaint. To pursue your complaint with the regional agency, you may contact:
Regional Office XII
Office for Civil Rights, Cleveland Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Superior, East
Bank One Center, Room 750
Cleveland, OH 44114-2611
Fax: Fax: 216-522-2573
Updated: 08/01/2022 11:58AM