Disability & Accommodations

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide equal access and opportunity to qualified persons with disabilities in compliance with Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.  The university prohibits discrimination based on disability in all aspects of the application process and employment relationship. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance provides information relating to accommodations under the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and monitors ADA accommodations for employees and applicants. If you are a University of Arkansas employee with a disability, please use the voluntary self-identification instructions to guide you through the process of updating your status as an individual with a disability and/or whether you have a disability that requires accommodation(s). For the complete text of the disability accommodation policy, please refer to: Disability Accommodation Policy

EMPLOYEES  

Employees who desire a workplace accommodation can initiate the process by requesting an accommodation from his or her Dean, Department Head, Director or supervisor, or by contacting the ADA Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) at (479) 575-4019 (voice), (479) 575-3646 (tdd), or titlevii@uark.edu.  A Dean, Department Head, Director or supervisor who receives a request for accommodation from an employee should immediately notify the ADA Coordinator for assistance in processing and responding to the request.  

Any University of Arkansas (university) employees and/or applicants who believe they have a disability and wish to request a reasonable accommodation should utilize the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form.  By considering this request, the university does not consider or regard the applicant or employee as having a disability.  Rather, the purpose of this form is to assist the university in determining whether, or to what extent, a reasonable accommodation is appropriate for a qualified university employee or applicant for employment.

APPLICANTS

Applicants for employment can request an accommodation for the application process or may seek a workplace accommodation after the offer of employment.  Requests for accommodation can be made to the hiring Dean, Department Head, Director, or supervisor, or by contacting the ADA Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) at (479) 575-4019 (voice), (479) 575-3646 (tdd), or titlevii@uark.edu.  A Dean, Department Head, Director or supervisor who receives a request for accommodation from an applicant should immediately contact the ADA Coordinator for assistance in processing and responding to the request. 

Any University of Arkansas (university) employees and/or applicants who believe they have a disability and wish to request a reasonable accommodation should utilize the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form.  By considering this request, the University does not consider or regard the applicant or employee as having a disability.  Rather, the purpose of this form is to assist the University in determining whether, or to what extent, a reasonable accommodation is appropriate for a qualified University employee or applicant for employment.

STUDENTS

The Center for Educational Access (CEA) serves as the central campus resource for helping students with disabilities obtain the accommodations they need for equal access to classroom activity. The CEA provides direct support for students with disabilities and training and educational resources to the university community as a whole. The university also consults with the CEA about ways to build the technological infrastructure to maximize the accessibility of the institution's programs, services, and activities.

In partnership with students, faculty, and staff, CEA staff members work with students individually and assist academic units to determine reasonable accommodations that will enable every student to have access to the full range of programs and services.

If you are a student at the university you are welcome to call the CEA and make an appointment to discuss your concerns. The CEA staff will work with you to determine which resources on campus or in the community might be helpful for you. For more information, visit the CEA website

Forms

EMPLOYEES

APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT

 

 

Instruction

Voluntary Self-Identification

 

 

Policy

Disability Accommodation Policy

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Contact

Toya Williams, SHRM-CP
 Associate Director/Compliance Officer
ADA/504 Coordinator

Equal Opportunity and Compliance
1 University of Arkansas
346 N. West Avenue (West Avenue Annex)
Mailstop: WAAX 4

Office: (479) 575-6208 (voice)
Office: (479) 575-3646 (tdd)
Fax: (479) 575-7637 (fax)
Email: tlw035@uark.edu
Alternate email: titlevii@uark.edu