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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A page within Human Resources

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the University will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

The ADA Coordinator for UWL is the FMLA and leaves coordinator in Human Resources.

If you are requesting an accommodation under the ADA in order to perform your job duties, please begin the process by notifying Human Resources to receive the necessary forms.

UW-La Crosse reasonable accommodation policy


Disability accommodations FAQ

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-La Crosse. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large. 

Last modified: 11/29/2017