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Disability & Accommodations

 

Do you need a change to the way you usually do your job due to a health condition?
You may be eligible for reasonable accommodations.

 

What is an accommodation? 

A reasonable accommodation is any change or adjustment to a job or work environment that permits a person with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by people without disabilities.

For example, a reasonable accommodation may include, but is not limited to:
     •    Buying or modifying equipment or devices
     •    Job restructuring
     •    Modified work schedules 
     •    Changing the physical layout of an office

Requesting accommodations 

The application to request accommodations has two steps:

1) Submit the online request form; and

2) Provide us with documentation from your medical provider.

You can upload your medical documents at the bottom of your request form or you can submit them later by logging into your employee portal. Information on what we look for in your medical documentation can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Checking the status of an accommodation request 

Once you submit an accommodation request online you will receive a confirmation email and our office will review your request. You will receive follow up emails regarding the status of your request, but you can also log into your online portal anytime using your Tulane Single Sign On to check your accommodation status, upload additional documents, request additional accommodations, and schedule or change a meeting request. 

Requesting a meeting prior to applying for accommodations 

If you would like to speak with someone in the Office for Campus Accessibility before requesting an accommodation, you can do so by logging into the Accommodate Portal using your Tulane University Single Sign On. You will find the meeting tab on the left side of your homepage. For a step-by-step guide on requesting a meeting you can view a tutorial here.

For more on the accommodation process, visit our Frequently Asked Questions section here. For assistance navigating the request form and online portal check out the tutorials on our How to Use Accommodate page. For additional questions or concerns, please email ADAaccess@tulane.edu or call (504) 247-1774.

 

Note: The Institutional Equity team in the Office of HR&IE, and not Office for Campus Accessibility, is the office responsible for conducting investigations into employee complaints of disability discrimination.  Visit the Institutional Equity page to learn more or to file a complaint.