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 that 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.
Counseling Center and Disability Services
Downs Hall, room 127
T: (908) 737-4850
Employees with documented disabilities should contact:
Office of Human Resources
T: (908) 737-3300
F: (908) 737-3305
|KEAN UNIVERSITY RESOURCES||PHONE||FAX|
|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|
|Office of Disability Services||(908) 737-4910||(908) 737-4985|