ADA Employee Accommodations
If you are having difficulty performing your job responsibilities due to a disability or medical condition, you can request reasonable accommodations.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to the job, to the way the job is done, or the work environment, that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job and enjoy equal employment opportunities. Accommodations are considered “reasonable” if they do not create an undue hardship or a direct threat.
- Complete the online Employee Accommodation Request Form or email ADAServices@VCU.edu.
- Attend an information session with the ADA staff to discuss your request and review the process.
- Submit the Medical Information for Employee Accommodation form or other medical documentation as requested. The ADA office will not share your medical information with anyone outside the ADA office.
- ADA staff will request a copy of your job description and discuss your needs with your supervisor.
- ADA staff will review your medical documentation, your job description, and the information you and your supervisor provide. They will determine what accommodations are reasonable.
- ADA staff will develop an Accommodation Agreement for you, your supervisor and the HRP assigned to your unit to review. All of you will sign the final agreement.
- Accommodations will be evaluated after a trial period. Accommodations may be adjusted as needed based on the evaluation.
- You may ask for your accommodations to be reviewed any time there is a change in your disability or medical condition, your job responsibilities, your position or supervisor.
ADA Accommodations Process Learning Module
To complete a learning module in Talent explaining the basis for the ADA Accommodations program at VCU and the process for requesting accommodations, please click on this link.
The learning objectives for this module are:
- Review basic principles of Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Understand the process for requesting accommodations
- Learn how accommodations are determined
- Know your role and responsibilities as a supervisor in the process
- General Disability Information