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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment in which dignity, decency, and respect are the hallmarks of its culture. 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 Office of Human Resources is committed to engaging in an interactive process to facilitate an accommodation when a request is made.  The accommodation process applies to all UL Lafayette employees including temporary and student employees.

What is a reasonable accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. The university will provide a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

Below is the employee’s guide to the ADA accommodation process. Please contact Vanessa Richard, EEO/ADA Coordinator, for information and assistance with requesting a reasonable accommodation: (337) 482-6258 or

Employee’s Guide to ADA Accommodation Process

Click here to view UL Lafayette's policy for Disability Accommodations for Applicants and Employees