What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

  • An anti-discrimination law for individuals with disabilities.
  • A national mandate to provide access to all aspects of American life to people with disabilities.

What does the ADA Cover?

  • Employment
  • Access to facilities, programs, services, activities
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Other miscellaneous provisions

What do ADA Provisions Require?

Employment provisions of the ADA require good faith efforts by an employer and an employee who is a qualified individual with a disability to identify reasonable accommodations that permit the employee to perform the essential functions of the position.

Who is covered under the ADA Employment Provisions?

  • Academic Staff
  • University Staff
  • Faculty
  • Interns
  • Limited Appointees (e.g., deans, directors)
  • Postgraduate Trainees
  • Program/Project Assistants
  • Research Associates
  • Student Hourly Employees
  • Undergraduate Assistants
  • Undergraduate Interns

ADA Responsibilities

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at the University of Wisconsin-System Administration. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large. As part of UWSA’s ADA compliance program, this webpage has been developed to link you with the many ADA and disability-related resources at UWSA. Questions can be directed to ohrwd@uwsa.edu.

Forms and Publications

HR-2: Reasonable Accommodation

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