Confidentiality Disclosure

Overview

Disability Resources (DR) is committed to ensure that confidentiality is protected. Therefore, DR will not disclose your relationship with our office nor information contained in your student-client file that is considered part of your educational record and is protected from disclosure under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. The DR office will follow these guidelines regarding confidentiality:



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Identifying information:

DR will not release any identifying information about you to any person unless it is necessary to provide access at the University of Kansas or with your written consent, which allows us to only release information from your educational records.

In answer to a question regarding you, when you have not given written consent, we may discuss related general information, policies and procedures.



2.

Disability-related information

Disability-related information includes documentation, correspondence, file notes and accommodation records.

Access to disability-related information is shared only on a need-to-know basis and to insure appropriate access to education and facilities.

At your request or in response to an inquiry, disability-related information will be shared with University of Kansas faculty and staff to assure appropriate access and accommodation.



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E-mail communication

The website lists our e-mail address for your convenience. However, no e-mail is secure and confidential. Your screen name, ID, computer designation or other personal information is transmitted with e-mail and could be intercepted by persons other then the intended recipient.

To facilitate confidentiality, DR is willing to conduct all business with you by U.S. mail, phone and in person.

If you choose to use e-mail you should think of it as a postcard not a sealed letter, so select the content of your e-mail accordingly.

University of Kansas and DR have placed appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to e-mail, however, we cannot guarantee that e-mail communications are secure and confidential.



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.