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Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Employee Accommodations and Accessibility

The Accessibility and Accommodations Division of the Office of Access and Equity can help if you require an accommodation because of a disability, your religion, pregnancy or breastfeeding status.

What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or an adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of nondisabled employees.

  • Disability accommodations provide a procedure for requesting accommodations for a qualified disability.
  • Pregnancy accommodations provide accommodations for pregnant, parenting, and breastfeeding parents.
  • Religious accommodations provide classroom and workplace accommodations based on religious practices and observances.

You can learn more about the types of reasonable accommodations and answers to some frequently asked questions on the Office for Access & Equity website.