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The Diversity and Access Office oversees compliance with federal and state civil rights statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ADA Amendments Act, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and is responsible for ensuring Stanford facilities and programs meet federal, state and local laws regarding equal access for individuals with disabilities. Additionally, the Diversity & Access Office provides disability-related access information and resources to Stanford community members, including faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.

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Students: The Office of Accessible Education (OAE) supports Stanford students (undergraduate and graduate) with obtaining disability-related academic and housing accommodations. Students needing non-academic accommodations for club sports, dorm activities, or accessible transportation to University-sponsored events should contact the Diversity and Access Office (DAO).

Employees: Per Administrative Guide 2.2.7 requests for disability-related workplace accommodations for employees with disabilities are made at the local level (human resource manager and/or supervisor). More info: FAQs: Workplace Accommodations at Stanford University. The DAO is available to assist with evaluating workplace accommodations as needed.

Visitors: The Visitor Center offers guided tours of campus most weekdays for prospective students and their supporters. General visitors can obtain self-guided tour information and resources and may request a pushable wheelchair from the Visitor Center for day use at no cost (limit two). Contact the DAO to request additional disability-related accommodations in order to participate in campus tours.