The Department of Human Resources is charged with processing and facilitating requests for employee ADA workplace accommodations. If you believe you may need an accommodation, or if you are a supervisor or manager who has been presented with a request for an accommodation, please review the policy and process below and complete the forms below if you are an employee requesting an ADA accommodation.
Accessibility at UConn
University of Connecticut Committee on Access and Accommodations
The University of Connecticut is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities and achieving full participation for all members of the University community, including persons with disabilities. The University of Connecticut Committee on Access and Accommodations will focus on assuring that the University as a whole is positioned to meet this goal, including regional campuses, the School of Law, and the School of Social Work. The Committee’s primary focus is to promote ongoing assessment and awareness of goals, needs, and requirements related to access and accommodations at the University. It will consider a range of compliance issues with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments and other legislation related to disabilities and accommodations. It serves to facilitate coordination across all of the units and offices that have a role in assuring appropriate access and accommodation in University services and activities. The Committee also serves to continuously improve the University’s efforts to ensure equal access and provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities by identifying best practices and developing approaches to implement them, and devising and facilitating solutions to problems.
DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCEDURES:
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) encourages all members of the University community to partner in ensuring an environment free of discrimination at all University-related activities and in the working and learning environment. The University forbids all forms of disability discrimination, including the failure to provide reasonable accommodations and discrimination or harassment based on physical or mental disabilities. To that end, incidents of discrimination or discriminatory harassment (including disability discrimination, and failure to provide a reasonable accommodation) by University employees should be reported to OIE at (860) 486-2943 or via e-mail at email@example.com, or visit the OIE Investigations website.
ADA ACCOMMODATIONS CASE MANAGER
Please contact the ADA Case Manager at (860) 486-2036 or via e-mail at Vicki Fry if you have any questions regarding ADA workplace accommodations.
LAWS AND ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Connecticut General Statutes §§ 46a-60(a), (b)(7), (d)(1) – Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation in the Workplace
Civil Rights Enforcement Agencies
Interpreting and Communication Services
Parking and Transportation
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
Through progressive, visionary leadership, grounded in social justice principles, AHEAD: develops, shares, and provides relevant knowledge; strategically engages in actions that enhance higher educational professionals' effectiveness; and advocates on behalf of its membership, their institutions, their work, and those they serve ensuring full, effective participation by individuals with disabilities in every aspect of the postsecondary experience.