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Individuals with Disabilities
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, and other aspects of employment. The law also requires that covered entities provide qualified applicants and employees with disabilities with reasonable accommodations that do not impose undue hardship.
Definition of a Disability: A person is disabled if he or she has a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Such impairments may limit one or more major life activities such as, but not limited to, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, working, or learning. Conditions considered disabilities include, but are not limited to:
- Blindness or Visual Impairment
- Cerebral Palsy
- Deafness or Hearing Impairment
- Drug Addiction
- Heart Disease
- Mental or Emotional Illness
- Mental Retardation
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Perceptual Disabilities; such as Dyslexia
- Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Developmental
- Aphasia, or Speech Impairment
Self-Identification of a Disability: Employees who have a disability and wish to self-identify, please download the following applicable form:
Request for Reasonable Accommodation: Employee who wish to request reasonable accommodations, please down load the following applicable forms:
Where to Submit Completed Forms: Please return completed forms to Maggie Sullivan, ADA Coordinator, Rhode Island College, Office of Human Resources, Roberts Hall Room 303. Upon receipt of a request for accommodation, the ADA Coordinator will open a dialogue with the employee and appropriate supervisor/administrator as needed to explore all reasonable accommodations. To request a consultation with the ADA Coordinator, please call 401-456-8216.
For information regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and/or The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended visit their website.
NOTE: TO EXPLORE STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES: Contact the Disabilities Service Center at 401-456-2776 or visit their website.