VCU follows federal and state laws and regulations regarding access for people with disabilities. These include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities Policy applies to the entire university community and third parties.
We collaborate with Student Accessibility and Educational Opportunity and the Division for Academic Success. These partner offices provide ADA accommodations for students on the Monroe Park Campus and the VCU Health Campus, respectively.
Our services includes:
- Consulting with employees and their managers about the accommodations process.
- Coordinating with VCU departments to provide access to university programs, activities, services, and facilities.
- Coordinating with Web Services on accessibility of VCU webpages.
- Providing education and training on ADA-related topics.
- Reviewing nondiscrimination policies and procedures.
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If you are having difficulty performing your job responsibilities due to a disability or medical condition, you can request reasonable accommodation.
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 Certification 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.
VCU is committed to equal access for individuals with disabilities. If you come across a barrier that prevents you from accessing VCU’s facilities, programs, activities, or electronic information, please report it. Barriers may include a broken elevator or wheelchair lift, an inaccessible website, or a blocked access ramp, for example.
Use the form at the following link to report the barrier. We will work to address the barrier in as timely a manner as possible.
Submitting this form is not a request for reasonable accommodation, or a formal complaint or grievance.
I am an employee and have been diagnosed with a disability. Do I have to tell my supervisor or the university?
I am an employee with a disability who has been receiving a workplace accommodation. My condition has changed, and I need different or additional accommodations in order to perform my responsibilities. What should I do?
I am a supervisor. An employee who reports to me notified me that they have a disability. What do I do?
I am a supervisor and have an employee who has been working remotely during a campus emergency. The employee notified me that they believe they need accommodations. The employee has not previously disclosed a disability. What do I do?
May someone other than the individual with a disability request a reasonable accommodation on behalf of the individual?
An employee’s doctor sent me a note saying the employee needs some special help at work because of a medical condition, but the doctor never said the employee needed a “reasonable accommodation.” Is this a request for accommodation?
I have identified an accessibility concern on campus and would like it to be resolved. Who can I talk to?
I want to bring my emotional support animal (ESA) with me to campus. Do I need an accommodation to do so?
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