ADA ComplianceThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and it guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.
William & Mary provides reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. These resources will help you understand the process and how to submit requests.
A reasonable accommodation is an accommodation that enables the employee to perform the essential functions of their position, is medically necessary, and does not create an undue hardship on the institution.
Some accommodations can be approved at the department level and others require a formal interactive process. Please submit an accommodation request with University Human Resources at Employee Accommodations. If available, please have your healthcare provider submit the ADA Healthcare Provider Form (pdf).
When requesting a workplace accommodation that is obvious, employees may not need to go through a formal request process.
For example, if an employee who uses a wheelchair requests that their desk be elevated to ensure that it is above the arms of the wheelchair, the employee’s supervisor may voluntarily comply and have the desk elevated appropriately. In this case, an accommodation has been requested, identified, and provided without the need for a formal process.