Accessibility Updates

NOTIFICATION – NORTH ENTRANCE CLOSURE

BUILDING:  ROBERTS HALL

SCHEDULED TIME:  Please be advised that this entrance will be open/closed depending on the daily conditions

 This is an notification for the closure of the North entrance of Roberts Hall during risky conditions. Please come up with an alternative entrance plan on days when there is ice and snow. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the Office of Disabilities at 406-994-2824

Due to numerous construction projects on the MSU campus, accessibility routes and entrances may temporarily be restricted, please watch for signs indicating alternative pathways. If you encounter any issues please contact Disability Services at 994-2824 and you will be connected to the appropriate person. Thank you for your patience during construction season.

Montana State University is committed to affording students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the university's academic and non-academic activities by providing access and reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to assure access.

Accessibility Maps:

Persons with disabilities may request accommodation at the offices shown below:

Academic Programs, Student Services, Residence Life

The Office of Disability, Re-entry and Veteran Services is the office responsible for assuring that the university programs, services, and activities are accessible to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities wishing to request an accommodation may contact this office.

Office of Disability Services
Montana State University
180 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 173960
Bozeman, MT 59717-396

TTY: (406) 994-6701
Tel: (406) 994-2824
Fax: (406) 994-3943
drv@montana.edu

Employment

Reasonable accommodation with respect to employment matters should be coordinated with Human Resources. Applicants, prospective employees and faculty and staff with disabilities may submit requests for accommodation to:

Human Resources
Montana State University
201 Montana Hall
P.O. Box 172440
Bozeman, MT 59717-2440

Kasia Maison, ADA Coordinator for Employees
katarzyna.maison@montana.edu

Tel: (406) 994-2629
Fax: (406) 994-1969
TDD: (406) 994-4331

University Events, Athletic Contests and Public Offerings

Members of the public and visitors with disabilities may contact the following offices to request reasonable accommodations for an event. Planning ahead will greatly reduce the risk of difficulties.

Bobcat Ticket Office
#1 Bobcat Circle
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-2287
Fax: (406) 994-2278
Location: #1 Bobcat Circle

Michelle Cook, Director
michelle.cook1@montana.edu

Other Facilities, Services and Programs

For any other facilities, services and programs or to raise concerns about accessibility or access, contact Disability Services to be connected with the appropriate Accessibility Contact Person.

The Accessibility Contact Person is responsible for addressing accessibility issues, maintaining accessibility information, including the existence and location of accessible features and routes; providing information to the university community about accessibility requirements and responding to individual and group accessibility requests:

Office of Disability Services
Montana State University
180 Strand Union Building
P.O. Box 173960
Bozeman, MT 59717-3960

TTY: (406) 994-6701
Tel: (406) 994-2824
Fax: (406) 994-3943
drv@montana.edu

Web Accessibility

Admitted and prospective students, employees, applicants, and countless other visitors access Montana State University's web properties using a wide variety of technologies. Our visitors utilize a variety of different web browsers, screen resolutions, and preferred font sizes.  A growing number of visitors are using mobile phones and other hand-held computers.  Like some of our students and employees, some of our web visitors have disabilities that can make access to our website challenging or even impossible.  To promote MSU's commitment to access for all individuals, web content should be accessible to all members of our diverse audience. Accessible web content should be developed in accordance with the following guidelines and standards:

WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines at the AA level, will make content accessible to a wider range of people with various kinds of disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Implementing proper accessibility will make your web content more usable to users in general.

These Guidelines are associated with the following principles:

1.1 Perceivable: Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.

1.2. Operable: User interface components and navigation must be operable.

1.3. Understandable: Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.

1.4. Robust: Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

Reporting a Web Accessibility Issue

For questions regarding web accessibility or to notify the University regarding online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, contact the Director of Web and Digital Communications.

Accessibility Information On-line

Current accessibility information concerning access to university buildings may be found here. The Accessibility Map of the university which lists accessible routes and accessibility information may be found here.

Accessible routes must be free of obstructions, including bicycles and construction debris. If any person is aware of, or encounters obstacles, debris or obstructions on an accessible route, please contact the Accessibility Contact Person to report it.

Complaints or Grievances

The university has adopted a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of a disability. Individuals who have complaints alleging discrimination based upon a disability may file them with the following:

Jyl Shaffer
Office of Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator

Montana State University
116 Hamilton Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717

Tel: (406) 994-2042
Fax: (406) 994-7999
Email: oie@montana.edu

- OR -

Montana Human Rights Commission
1625 11th Ave.
PO Box 1728
Helena, MT 59624-1728
Voice: 406-444-2884
Toll free: 800-542-0807

- OR -

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Seattle Office
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Voice: 206-607-1600
Fax: 206-607-1601
TDD: 206-607-1647