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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for Faculty and Staff

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to the full and total inclusion of all individuals and to the principle of individual empowerment. To this end, policies and procedures must ensure that any person with a disability will not, on the basis of that disability, be denied full and equal access or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under programs or activities offered by the University. The University of Texas at Arlington is also committed to the principle of Equal Employment Opportunity in the employment of individuals with disabilities.

ADA in the Workplace Training Class

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00am - 11:00am
Wetsel Service Center, Room 200
 Sign-up here for the class
The Course is designed to provide you with the basic principles and core concepts of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  1. Discuss the purpose of the ADA using a civil rights framework.
  2. Identify the five titles of the ADA
  3. Define the general nondiscrimination requirements of the ADA
  4. Explain each nondiscrimination requirement using 1-2 real-life examples
  5. Locate and use various resources for information on the ADA


What is the Campus Policy on Protections for Persons with Disabilities?

The University of Texas Arlington does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its programs, services and activities.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

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.

What is the purpose of the ADA?

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 of the University of Texas Arlington.

What is a reasonable accommodation?

University employees

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, an employment practice, or the work environment that makes its possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. The University shall 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. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • job restructuring
  • modified work schedules
  • obtaining or modifying equipment or devices
  • modifying examinations, training materials or policies
  • providing qualified readers and interpreters
  • making facilities readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities


ADA Point of Contact for Faculty and Staff

Eunice Currie - ADA Coordinator
Assistant Vice President Human Resources Management and Development
Phone: (817) 272-7091 

University of Texas Arlington Employment of Persons with Disabilities Policy 3-49

How to Apply for an ADA Accomodation


Office for Students with Disabilities