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.
- PS 26: Disability Service, Duties, and Compliance
- PS 31: Digital Resources and Content Accessibility
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:
- Employee Request for COVID Based Modification
- Employee Vaccine Accommodation Request Form
- Student Masking and Testing Exemption Form
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.