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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The University of Louisiana, 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 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 were established in order to provide a clear comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section 504 is the section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that specifically created civil rights to individuals with disabilities. Section 504 provides that no qualified individual with a disability should, only by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 

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. Our human resources team is committed  to engaging in an interactive process during the accommodation when an request is made. Please contact the Director, HR Compliance and EEO Programs for information and assistance, (337) 482-6242.