Assistance with Website Accessibility

For questions regarding website accessibility or to notify the University regarding online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, email the ADA/504 Coordinator.

ADA Accommodations and COVID-19

The University has implemented a streamlined process for employees who are at-risk for serious illness from COVID-19, per the CDC guidelines, to request ongoing telework or remote teaching for the Fall, 2020.  This process also applies to those who live with or have primary care-giving responsibilities for an at-risk individual and those with concerns related to pregnancy.

Memos describing the separate processes for faculty and staff, along with the necessary forms, can be found on the Human Resources Services home page.

Employees should contact Amber Fulcher, ADA/504 Coordinator at or (802) 656-0945 if:

• They have any questions regarding whether this process applies to their situation
• If they have any requests for accommodations other than remote work, related to their own medical condition

AAEO and the Americans with Disabilities Act

AAEO assists the University in maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and upholding our commitment, policies, and procedures to ensure equal access for our community members who have disabilities. AAEO supports both students and employees with any concerns regarding disability-based discrimination or retaliation. AAEO's ADA/504 Coordinator supports employment applicants and employees of the University with accommodation requests and accessibility concerns. The ADA/504 Coordinator also assists with needs regarding access to our campus for members of the public who have disabilities.


What is UVM's commitment?

Commitment to Employees and Applicants for Employment

UVM is committed to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and is accessible to all individuals in conformity with state and federal laws.

Commitment to Students

UVM is committed to providing an educational atmosphere and experience that is accessible to all qualified students, including students with disabilities.


What Does the ADA Do?

This federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, public services, places of public accommodation, and in telecommunications.

Who is Protected Under the ADA?

  • To receive protection under the ADA, an individual has to meet the legal definition of being a person with a disability.
  • The ADA defines disability as having a substantial physical or mental impairment that significantly impacts a major life activity, having a record of such impairment, or being regarded as an individual who has such an impairment.  This can include temporary conditions, if they are significant enough to limit a major life activity.
  • In order to receive protections under the ADA in employment or the classroom, a person must also be a Qualified Individual.
  • A Qualified Individual is someone who has the required background and can perform the essential functions and meet technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodations.

What Are UVM's Policies?

UVM has clear policy regarding non-discrimination and the provision of reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Policy for Employees and Applicants for Employment

Please see UVM's Policy on Disability Accommodation for Employees and Applicants for Employment (PDF)

Policy for Students

Please see UVM's Policy on Disability Certification, Accommodation, and Support for Students (PDF)

What Are UVM's Procedures for Requesting Accommodations?

UVM has seperate procedures for employees and students regarding the request of accommodations.

Procedure for Employees and Applicants for Employment

Please see Disability Accommodation Request Procedures for Employees and Applicants for Employment (PDF) or contact the ADA/504 Coordinator at 802-656-0945 or via e-mail.

Procedure for Students

Please visit the Student Accessibility Services website or call 802-656-7753 to learn about the procedure for requesting academic and residential accommodations.


Amber Fulcher: ADA/504 Coordinator

E-mail Amber Fulcher
phone: (802) 656-0945