Accessibility and Disability Resources

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protect qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

OPHD’s commitment to accessibility 

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination is committed to making our website, resource materials, complaint resolution processes, and trainings accessible for all students, staff, and faculty. Please inform us if you see an area for improvement by emailing

People with disabilities may request adjustments or flexibility in order to participate in any of OPHD’s complaint resolution processes, programs, or trainings. You may also request OPHD’s published materials in alternate formats for accessibility. If you have already been in touch with a staff member from OPHD, please contact them for assistance. Alternatively, please email ask_ophd@berkeley.edufor assistance. 

Discrimination on the basis of a disability

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of physical or mental disability.

Accommodations are adjustments to policies, procedures, and practices that serve to remove barriers and allow students with disabilities to have equal access to participate in their academic programs. To request academic or workplace accommodations, please contact one of the campus partner resources listed below. 

Students may use the DSP complaint resolution process for the resolution of complaints related to disability discrimination or the failure to reasonably accommodate disability-related academic needs

If you encounters difficulties with your request for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination can offer support and assistance. Please reach out to discuss your accommodation request. In addition, you may file a complaint of discrimination on the basis of a disability to the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) in any of the following ways: 

Please visit the OPHD Reporting webpage for more information. Our office can also offer supportive measures and resources.

Campus partners and resources