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ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator

As a public university, JMU is subject to two federal laws relating to accommodations for individuals with disabilities: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These statutes and their implementing regulations prohibit the university from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. They also prohibit the university from excluding such individuals from participating in its programs or activities, or denying them the benefits of such programs and activities. These prohibitions require the university to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.

The ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator is the university official designated under federal regulations as responsible for overseeing JMU's compliance with the ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to persons with disabilities. 

The ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator:

  • promotes the creation of policies, procedures and notifications designed to ensure university compliance with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act;
  • oversees the implementation of compliance procedures, including investigation and disposition of complaints;
  • answers questions and provides guidance about ADA/Rehabilitation Act compliance and the university's related policies and procedures;
  • liaison with the state and federal agencies that enforce the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act;
  • helps ensure the campus community and university employees with ADA/Rehabilitation Act compliance responsibilities are adequately trained and educated; and
  • monitors all other aspects of the university's ADA/Rehabilitation Act compliance.

JMU’s ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator is:

James R. Robinson
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
James Madison University

MSC 5802

1017 Harrison Street

Harrisonburg, VA  22807

540-568-6991

oeo@jmu.edu

Students with requests for disability accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services.

Faculty or staff with requests for disability accommodations should contact a Human Resources Benefits Specialist or email benefits@jmu.edu.   Additional HR links: Employee ADA overview (includes links to required forms), FAQs, and Supervisor Checklist