Americans with Disabilities Acts
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990 and prohibits discrimination against and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as people without a disability. Missouri University of Science and Technology is committed to providing educational opportunities for all academically qualified students; employment opportunities for qualified individuals for faculty, staff, and student employment positions; and reasonable accommodations to ensure equitable access to its programs and services for individuals with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
*Visitor requiring accommodation
If you are visiting Missouri S&T and require accommodation, please contact Lisa Ours, deputy ADA coordinator by email email@example.com, or by phone 573-341-6779. Our normal business hours are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Online ADA Resources
The U.S. Justice Department's ADA homepage
Publications and videos that answer these questions and more: What is the ADA? Who is a person with a disability? Who must comply with the ADA? Where can you call to ask questions about the ADA?
Department of Labor
Disability Employment Policy Resources by Topic, employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts, worker Stories about the ADA, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008: Frequently Asked Questions
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Findings and purposes, Definition of disability, Definitions, Discrimination, Defenses, Illegal use of drugs and alcohol, Posting notices, Regulations, Enforcement, etc.
ADA and Covid-19
The student disability services and the equity and Title IX teams want to ensure you have all of the available information about how COVID-19 may affect those who need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The teams are available to assist all community members, including students, staff and faculty. Please contact equity and Title IX or student disability services if you have an active accommodation with one of the offices and feel that it needs to be updated due to COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided guidance indicating that individuals with certain conditions may be at high risk of serious illness if they are exposed to COVID-19. Students who are undergoing treatment or have health conditions that may put them at higher risk may contact Student Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss COVID-related accommodations. Employees are encouraged to contact Lisa Ours in equity and Title IX at email@example.com or submit an online ADA request form
Faculty are encouraged to reach out to the disability support services team with questions about how to accommodate students in the classroom environment. Additionally, we recognize a common concern is the concept of a cloth face covering for many medical and mental health-related reasons.