Section 504/ADA Reasonable Accommodations
In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other non discrimination laws and regulations, Gallaudet University will not discriminate against an otherwise qualified person with a disability in any aspect of employment or deny access to any person with a disability in its programs, service, or public facilities.
Gallaudet will upon disclosure attempt to make reasonable accommodations for disabled persons if needed.
What is "reasonable accommodation?"
A reasonable accommodation is adapting the job site or job functions for a qualified person with a disability to enable an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities. This does not mean that the employer must lower the standards of work for the position or change the job requirements. There are three categories of reasonable accommodations:
- Modifications or adjustments to a job application process to permit an individual with a disability to be considered for a job (such as providing application forms in alternative formats like large print or Braille);
- Modifications or adjustments necessary to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job (such as providing sign language interpreters); and
- Modifications or adjustments that enable employees with disabilities to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment (such as removing physical barriers in an office cafeteria).
Any individual who believes he/she is unfairly or unlawfully denied a reasonable accommodation should review the University's policy on 1.10 Reasonable Accommodations.