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Last Updated: Oct 11, 2018     Views: 36

The University Disability and Support Services (UDSS) provides this "At a Glance" information about the university's service animal policy:

More specifically with respect to UW Libraries, we follow University Regulation 2-178, "Use of University Buildings, Grounds, and Services" and the UW Policy "Service and Assistance Animals for Individuals with Disabilities at the University of Wyoming," dated 7/2/2013.

The UW Policy states: "The University of Wyoming is committed to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments. Individuals with disabilities shall be permitted to be accompanied by their service animal in all University areas where members of the public, participants in services, programs or activities, or invitees are allowed to go. The University will determine, on a case by case basis, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, whether individual requests for assistance animals are a reasonable accommodation."

With regard to determining whether an animal is truly a service animal or not, by law UW employees may only ask two questions. These are, 1) if the animal is required because of a disability, and 2) what work or tasks the animal has been trained to perform (you may not ask what disability the animal assists with). No other types of questions are allowed under federal law. In addition, federal law does not require the individual to provide documentation that an animal has been trained as a service animal.

Any concerns about the presence of service animals in the UW Libraries should be addressed to UW Library administration or University Disability and Support Services (UDSS). The phone number for UDSS is 307-766-3073 and their office is at 109 Knight Hall.

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