The American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that was passed in 1990 and went into effect in 1992. Its purpose is to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. Title I of the ADA prohibits discrimination in employment and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities.
Due to the varying nature and extent of a disabling condition and differences in each individual's position, accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. When a "qualified individual" with a disability requests an accommodation for a disability that is not obvious, the University will make a good faith effort to provide an accommodation that is effective for the individual and reasonable for the operational requirements of the employee's College or Department.