Accomodations for Programs and Events
K-State Research and Extension and Kansas 4-H strive to make its programs and events accessible to all Kansans who are otherwise eligible to participate in the activities. This applies to local and state events/programs. Reasonable accommodations are often possible for persons with disabilities who wish to participate, so long as granting the accommodations does not fundamentally alter the nature of the program, cause undue hardship or otherwise cause a direct threat to the health or safety of the participant or others.
K-State Research and Extension and Department of 4-H Youth Development will work with the participant to identify a reasonable accommodation which provides access to the desired program. Please note that the accommodation may not be the one proposed by the participant.
K-State Research and Extension recognizes that accommodations may be requested orally and in person, up to the date of the event. In collaboration with your local Extension professional, it is essential for the Accommodation Request Form to be completed to launch a formal accommodations process. If you would like assistance locating your local Extension office, please visit https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/about/stateandareamaps.html.
Because it can take time to plan for some accommodations, KSRE requests that the form be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event or activity. Submitting a request for accommodation on shorter notice may reduce or limit our ability to implement the accommodations.
Upon receipt of the Accommodation Request Form, you will be invited to an in-person, virtual or phone intake processand be asked to complete a Verification of Disability Form. An eligibility team will review the request and determine accommodations. The team may consist of KSRE and K-State Human Capital Services personnel as well as people knowledgeable about the day-to-day activities of the participant. Following the eligibility meeting, persons requesting accommodations will be notified via email of the results.
If the participant requires special accommodations, please visit https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/employee_resources/dei/civil-rights.html to become familiar with the process for requesting and providing accommodations.