The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires that employers make reasonable accommodation to enable qualified disabled persons to perform the essential functions of their jobs and enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment. "An individual with a disability" is someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. To meet the job related requirements of the position and be considered a qualified person under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the individual must have the ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to the following: making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; job restructuring; part-time or modified work schedules; reassignment to a vacant position, acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; adjustment or modifications of examinations; modifying training materials or policies; and providing qualified readers of interpreters. All requests should receive prompt consideration.
Faculty and staff requests for accommodations will be handled according to the following procedure.
Questions regarding the university's ADA Acommodation Request Procedures or about an accommodation request should be directed to Employee Disability Services (513-556-6056) or Human Resources (513-556-6381).