Americans with Disabilities Act

What Is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law intended to protect qualified persons with disabilities from discrimination in employment, education, public services and programs, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The Federal regulations implemented by the ADA were designed to supplement and complement other Federal and State laws which protect persons with disabilities.

Who Is Covered Under the ADA?

The ADA defines "disability," with respect to an individual, as: (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual; or (b) a record of such impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such impairment. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity which includes, but is not limited to, hearing, walking, learning, seeing, breathing, caring for oneself, and performing manual tasks.


Support Programs Available for Persons with Disabilities

There are several on-campus programs that provide support and advocacy for persons with disabilities. Services are also available to assist faculty and staff in providing accommodations to students with disabilities. Employees and students with documented disabilities may request modifications, accommodations or auxiliary aids.


Academic and Student Services

Learning Disabilities

Project Excel
Downs Hall room 122
Phone Number


Physical Disabilities

Counseling Center and Disability Services
Downs Hall room 127
(908) 737-4850


Employees with documented disabilities should contact:

Office of Human Resources
(908) 737-3300; FAX (908) 737-3305


Kean University Resources



Affirmative Action Programs

(908) 737-3330

(908) 737-3333

Kean Counseling Center 

(908) 737-4850

(908) 737-4855

Office of Student Affairs 

(908) 737-7080

(908) 737-7085

KEAN University

1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083
908-737-KEAN (5326)
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