The following resources are available to employees to request accommodations, to support supervisors in processing accommodations, to provide a sample syllabus statement for faculty, and to learn more about accessibility.

Requesting an Accomodation

Employees who wish to request an accommodation should contact their HR Benefits Specialist.  This link provides information from HR including required forms and contact links.

ADA and Employee Accomodations


Accommodation Request Checklist for Supervisors

HR's Employee Accommodation Request Checklist aids supervisors when an employee is communicating the presence of a disability and/or requesting an a accommodation.

Accommodation Checklist


Sample Syllabus Statement:

JMU abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandate reasonable accommodations be provided for students with documented disabilities. If you have a disability and may require an instructional and/or examination accommodations, please contact me early in the semester so that I can provide or facilitate provision of accommodations you may need. If you have not already done so, you will need to register with the Office of Disability Services, the designated office on campus to provide services for students with disabilities. The office is located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202, and you may call 540-568-6705 for more information.

Sign-up for the JMU Accessibility Listserv

An accessibility listserv has been established for those interested in accessibility legislation, trends, tips, tools and discussions on what JMU us or should be doing. To subscribe click here. If you have issues with this please contact Christina Wulf.

External Resources
  • Office of Civil Rights: Auxiliary Aids and Services for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities-- Higher Education's Obligations Under Section 504 and Title II of the ADA - Answers questions about tape recording lectures and other concerns faculty may have about legally required accommodations.
  • DisABILITY Resources Toolbox (DART) -- APA's Disability Issues Office has developed this DisABILITY Resources Toolbox (DART) as a central location replete with information and tools that psychology training directors and faculty can use to better support students with disabilities.
  • Do-It Project from the University of Washington - Resources for accommodations and universal design in teaching; Do-It serves to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes the use of computer and networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment.
  • The National Rehabilitation Information Center's online gateway provides disability and rehabilitation oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.
  • National Center for Accessible Media: A non-profit R&D organization dedicated to achieving media access equality for people with disabilities.

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