ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act, first created in 1990, along with all of its subsequent revisions and amendments, is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else, and it guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

Our office coordinates compliance with, and serves as a resource regarding the ADA across the LSU community. We work closely with other campus offices to provide guidance on compliance efforts, help ensure appropriate accommodation for individuals with disabilities, provide training and resources, and ensure policies and procedures are consistent with the law and best practices.

Policies

Accommodations

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) allows for reasonable accommodations to assist employees with disabilities to perform their job responsibilities. Documentation by a health care professional of limitations due to the disability is required so appropriate accommodations can be determined by LSU. To be considered for an ADA accommodation, please complete and submit the appropriate forms:

If you have a disability that is non-COVID related for which you are seeking an accommodation, the two required forms are:

If you have a condition that is COVID-related for which you are seeking an accommodation, you must complete and return:

All documentation must be returned to Jennie Stewart, ADA Coordinator in the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. Please direct question and concerns to the same. 

Resources

Report an Issue

Any issues or suggestions for improvements may be reported via the university's Website Feedback Form at lsu.edu/feedback or the Title II Coordinator at accessibility@lsu.edu.

Complaint Procedure

Issues concerning accommodation of persons with disabilities for employment and participation in academic and other programs, activities and services of the university should be expeditiously resolved between the person requesting the accommodation and the university employee representing the department within which the employment, academic program, or other program, activity, or service is located.

If an individual is not satisfied with a proposed accommodation or has a complaint, that individual may pursue the following procedures:

  1. Students or prospective students may file a complaint with the ADA/Title II coordinator at accessibility@lsu.edu 
  2. Applicants, employees, or students with employment-related matters may file a complaint with the Office of Human Resource Management at employeeacc@lsu.edu
  3. Any other complaint from the general public falls under the purview of the ADA/Title II coordinator at accessibility@lsu.edu 

Contact Information

Jennie Stewart

Jennie Stewart, JD
ADA Coordinator
Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
118 Himes Hall
Telephone: 225-578-3918
accessibility@lsu.edu