Reasonable Accommodations

What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or change to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.

What is a Disability?

Under the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as breathing, eating, sleeping, walking, talking, manual tasks, etc. Here is the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form.

Faculty and Staff

When an employee requests an accommodation, and the disability or need for the request is not obvious, the Leaves and Disabilities Accommodation Coordinator will ask for medical documentation to establish that the employee has a disability and needs the requested accommodation. You can find all leaves and accommodation forms here.


Faculty and staff who may require accommodations should contact Dana Butler, Leaves and Disabilities Accommodation Coordinator, via email at butlerdl@syr.edu or via phone at 315-443-5367.


Students

If you are a student and think that you may require accommodations for a disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services.


Visitors

Information for visitors requiring accommodations is available on the Accessible SU website.


Reporting Concerns to the University

To report concerns regarding an accommodation contact us at Equal Opportunity.

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