Americans with Disabilities Act

What is ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is committed to maintaining an accessible campus community and providing reasonable workplace accommodations under the ADA to qualified employees.

Includes Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).

Reporting an ADA Concern

Texas A&M University System Regulation 08.01.02, Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities protects against discrimination based on disability status. Employees may submit reports of discrimination based on a disability that involve accessibility to programs and facilities or discrimination in programs and activities to the ADA Coordinator.
If you are experiencing difficulty accessing a A&M-SA location due to a disability, please contact the ADA Coordinator and identify the specific campus location and the access issue.

Requesting an ADA Workplace Accommodation

Employees submit requests for ADA workplace accommodations to the ADA Coordinator(s). A meeting will be scheduled with the ADA Coordinator to discuss the process. You may be asked for additional information so that your request can be directed to the appropriate office(s) for response. Some requests may involve the services of more than one office. The ADA Coordinator will assist in coordinating the services provided by other offices. The following outlines the process:

  1. Employee Responsibilities
  2. Medical Provider Responsibilities
    • Review the essential functions of the job based on the current position description that is attached to the ADA Workplace Request – Medical Provider Form.
    • Fully complete and sign the form called ADA Workplace Accommodation Request – Medical Provider Form and return it to the employee or the A&M-SA ADA Coordinator(s).
  3. ADA Coordinator Responsibilities
    • Review with the employee the request process and determine if an Authorization for Limited Release of Medical Information is necessary.
    • Provide and explain to the employee the ADA Workplace Accommodation Request– Employee Form and the ADA Workplace Accommodation Request – Medical Provider Form.
    • Provide confirmation of receipt of the workplace accommodation request.
    • Review the two (2) completed forms and determine:
      • If the individual has a disability as defined by the ADA;
      • If the employee is a qualified person with a disability;
      • Whether or not the requested workplace accommodation is reasonable;
      • Whether or not the requested workplace accommodation will enable the employee to meet the essential functions of the job; and
      • Whether or not there are other reasonable accommodations that are equally effective.
    • Notify the employee in writing of the determination and follow up as needed and appropriate.

ADA Coordinators

Martha O. Gonzalez
Chief Human Resources Office, ADA Coordinator
(210) 784-2058
Francy Leal
Benefits Manager & Wellness Champion, ADA Coordinator
(210) 784-2058

Resources

Wellness Program: Fitness - Ergonomics

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Forms

ADA Workplace Accommodation Request - Guidelines

ADA Workplace Accommodation Request - Employee Form

ADA Workplace Accommodation Request - Medical Provider Form

Authorization for Limited Release of Medical Information