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Departmental Accessibility Resource Coordinators

Campus Organization

Each campus that chooses to adopt and develop a DARC network will have a different organization, population and structure.  If there are departments, DARC may be the appropriate or chosen acronym. If there are other units at the bottom of the organizational chart, this can be adapted accordingly.  The most important feature is to reflect the infusion approach, ensuring that information regarding accessibility and universal design is reaching all levels of the organizational chart -  from the grassroots bottom branches, divisions, departments or units of the campus to the uppermost administration.

"July 26 marks the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.... the ADA's provisions include the right to seek, obtain, pursue and maintain employment without being hampered by physical or attitudinal barriers. I believe that having a job is a civil right. Those who are qualified for and want to work should not be denied that right because of an inaccessible building or an outdated set of assumptions about what they can or cannot do..."

Hilda L. Solis, U.S. Secretary of Labor , July 24, 2009