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Americans with Disabilities Act. University of Louisiana at Monroe ADA Policy. Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA of 1990 provides people with disabilities access to: Employment Public Accommodations Public Service Transportation Telecommunications

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americans with disabilities act
Americans with Disabilities Act

University of Louisiana at Monroe

ADA Policy

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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The ADA of 1990 provides people with disabilities access to:
    • Employment
    • Public Accommodations
    • Public Service
    • Transportation
    • Telecommunications

The ADA is not an affirmative action bill

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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The ADA defines a person disabled if the following criteria are met:
    • A physical or mental impairment substantially limiting one or more major life activities
      • Mobility, hearing or vision impairments, AIDS, mental disorders, etc.
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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Under the ADA employees are assured:
    • Federal Civil Rights Protection
    • Employers can not prohibit them from jobs, services and activities or benefits
    • Applicants must meet qualifications needed for the job, program, or activity being sought
    • Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the job
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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • There are five provisions for the ADA:
    • Employment (Title I)
    • Public Services & Transportation (Title II)
    • Public Accommodations (Title III)
    • Telecommunications (Title IV)
    • Other Provisions (Title V)
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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Requesting Accommodations
    • Applications are available from the Department of Human Resources
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Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Grievance Procedures
    • Prepare a written statement
    • Detail the allegations
    • Deliver statement to appropriate administrator
        • EEO Coordinator
        • Vice President for Business Affairs
        • Vice President for Academic Affairs
        • Dean for Student Affairs