The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute which provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, State and local government services, and telecommunications. The ADA was designed to remove barriers which prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from enjoying the same opportunities that are available to persons without disabilities. Similar protections are provided by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The ADA provides that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations in employment to individuals with disabilities unless the reasonable accommodation would impose an undue hardship of the operation of the University's business or would change an essential function of the position. The following position has been designated as the
agency coordinator for the University’s compliance with the ADA, as defined in this Policy:
Malika Oubre, Senior Benefits/ ADA Coordinator
Office of Human Resources, Compliance
P.O. Box 40196, Buchanan Hall Room 111
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA 70504
The Senior Benefits/ADA Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the Interactive Process in regard to requests for Reasonable Accommodation, including coordination with other departments or entities as necessary for providing Auxiliary Aids and Services and modifying policies, procedures, and facilities.
Students seeking accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services.
Learn more about the Accommodations Process.