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Accommodations Under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) and ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008) 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.

disABILITY 101 – Foundation Training

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Join us for an interactive discussion about the basic principles of the Act, tips on how supervisors can assist their employees with accommodations, and how to create a welcoming environment on campus for employees and our student customers who have disabilities. 

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 are the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) and ADAAA (Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) 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 and ADAAA were 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 and ADAAA?

The ADA and ADAAA 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 and ADAAA Point of Contact for Faculty and Staff

Adrianne Wade, ADA and ADAAA Coordinator
Human Resources Business Partner
Phone: (817) 272-4221

University of Texas at Arlington Accommodation Under the ADA and ADAAA for Faculty and Staff Procedure HR-E-PR19

How to Apply for an ADA and ADAAA Accommodation


Office for Students with Disabilities