Disability Accommodation Request


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.



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 https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/c130.



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)



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



Lori Sykes
HR Compliance Program Manager
Phone 475-7393
E-mail ljspsn@rit.edu
Office Eastman (Bldg. 1) 5000


Policy History

Edited December 2013