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Disability Accommodation Request

Scope

This policy applies to employees and applicants for employment.

Policy Statement

The Human Resources Department works with individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment to arrange changes in the work environment or procedures that enable individuals with disabilities to experience equal employment opportunities.

Procedures

Request form

To request accommodations in the workplace due to a disability, employees should speak to their supervisor or Lori Sykes, HR Compliance Program Manager. Employees will be asked to submit a completed "Request Form for Employee Disability-Related Accommodations," and documentation of the disability.

Access the "Request Form for Employee Disability-Related Accommodations" on the Human Resources web site in the employment section of the forms page.

RIT does not provide the following services:

  • Mobility assistance or training
  • Personal care services
  • Personal adaptive equipment such as hearing aids, eye glasses and wheelchairs

For the RIT policy on Service Animals, Assistance Animals, and pets on campus please visit http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/sectionC/C13.html.

Documentation

Documentation verifying the disability should be a recent letter on letterhead stationery from a qualified professional such as a physician, psychiatrist, neurologist, or psychologist who has made the diagnosis of impairment or condition and/or you are currently seeing for treatment of said condition. The documentation should include the following information:

  • Diagnosis of disability
  • Description of current level of functioning
  • Suggestions for accommodation(s)
  • Anticipated duration of the accommodation(s)

Confidentiality

All medical and other confidential information regarding a disability will be kept confidential in accrdance with applicable laws.

Contacts

Lori Sykes, HR Compliance Program Manager
475-7393 ljspsn@rit.edu Eastman 5000
http://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/

Policy History

Edited December 2013