Americans with Disabilities Act Accommodation Information

To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability, which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.

ADA Accommodation Requests:

ADA accommodation requests involve the following steps depending on whether you are a supervisor, faculty/staff or job applicant:

Supervisors:

  1. When a department receives an accommodation request from either an employee or an applicant, the supervisor or hiring official should review TWU’s Americans with Disabilities Act policy 3.14 and/or the ADA Hiring Guide for Employment.
  2. Once the policy has been reviewed and the supervisor/hiring official has an understanding of what the employee/applicant is asking for as an accommodation, the supervisor/hiring official should contact the ADA Coordinator, Tony Yardley at 940-898-3563 or ayardley@twu.edu.

Faculty/Staff:

  1. Employees may choose to submit an accommodation request directly to Human Resources. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Tony Yardley at 940-898-3563 or ayardley@twu.edu.
  2. The ADA Accommodation Request form must be completed and submitted to initiate an ADA request. The Medical Inquiry Form may also be downloaded and submitted to your medical provider. Both completed forms may be submitted to Tony Yardley at ayardley@twu.edu.

Details

Article ID: 32856
Created
Wed 7/5/17 10:15 AM
Modified
Mon 6/11/18 4:25 PM