To request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), University employees are encouraged to contact the ADA Accommodations Case Manager and complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation Form. Employees in need of an accommodation will need to provide appropriate medical information to support the request. The Authorization for Disclosure and Release of Medical Information Form authorizing the ADA Case Manager to contact the employee’s health care provider or qualified practitioner, is available for this purpose. All employee requests for an accommodation and accompanying medical information will be promptly evaluated and kept confidential consistent with state and federal law. To respond to an employee’s request for accommodation, the ADA Case Manager will meet with the employee and review medical documents, the essential job functions of his/her position, and the specific facts of each request. The ADA Case Manager utilizes this information to determine whether the employee is eligible for an accommodation.
ADA Case Manager next facilitates a discussion with the employee’s manager to determine what accommodations may be reasonable. To explore the request, the department will be informed of the employee’s functional limitations and the accommodation he or she requested, but medical information will only be shared on a need-to-know basis. Following this interactive dialog between the employee and manager, the ADA Case Manager assists the parties in determining whether an agreement regarding specific accommodations can be reached. At the conclusion of the interactive process, the ADA Case Manager will communicate to both the employee and the manager the steps that were taken and the process for providing any mutually agreed-upon accommodation(s). The employee is responsible for contacting the ADA Case Manager if the reasonable accommodations are not implemented in an effective and timely manner, or if the accommodations require additional modifications. We will work with the employee and the manager to resolve disagreements regarding the agreed-upon accommodations. To consider requests, the ADA Accommodations Manager utilizes the Reasonable Accommodations Chart which details the process. If you have questions about accommodations or accessibility to programs, services or activities offered on campus, please contact the ADA Case Manager 860-486-2036 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)