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.

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.

UVM's Accessibility Policy

UVM has clear policy regarding non-discrimination and the provision of reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Please see UVM's Accessibility Policy (PDF).

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University of Vermont (UVM) to comply with all U.S. laws and regulations relating to the provision of equal access to those with disabilities, and to provide reasonable and effective accommodations that enable qualified UVM students, employees and, where applicable, members of the public with disabilities, equal access to its programs, services, activities, and information. Specifically, UVM is required to adhere to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. 12131 (the ADA), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, (the ADAAA), and applicable Vermont law.

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 Procedural Guidelines for Disability Accommodation 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 see university operating procedure for Disability Certification, Accommodation and Support -Students (PDF). You may also contact Student Accessibility Services via e-mail or call 802-656-7753 to learn about the procedure for requesting academic and residential accommodations.

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Amber Fulcher: ADA/504 Coordinator

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