Employee Disability Accommodation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to providing a workplace for our employees where they can be successful. This includes providing reasonable accommodations in order for qualified employees or applicants with disabilities to have equal employment opportunities. The Office for Equity and Diversity is responsible for UW–Madison's compliance with the employment provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Employee Resources

If you are having difficulty successfully performing duties of your job due to limitations from a disability or medical condition or if you need leave related to a disability, contact your Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) for a confidential conversation.

Disability and Medical Leave Resources: A Guide for Employees | Translations available in Tibetan, Spanish, and Hmong

Employment Provisions of the ADA: Guidelines for Compliance

Americans with Disabilities Act

Job Interview: Disability-Related Questions

Supervisor Resources

SUPERVISOR RESOURCES

If you have questions or concerns about one of your employees regarding disability matters, medical concerns or leave, please consult your Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) for a confidential conversation.

Guides for Supervisors
Reasonable Accommodation
Disability Accommodation and Performance
Family and Medical Leave

Employment Provisions of the ADA: Guidelines for Compliance

Americans with Disabilities Act

Job Interview: Disability-Related Questions

Accommodation Process Flow Chart

Applicant Information

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to providing a workplace for our employees where they can be successful. This includes providing reasonable accommodations in order for qualified employees or applicants with disabilities to have equal employment opportunities. The Office for Equity and Diversity is responsible for UW–Madison's compliance with the employment provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

If you are an applicant with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to assist you in the application process, please contact the Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) for the School, College or Division at which you are applying for a position. DDRs are designated by their deans/directors to facilitate requests for reasonable accommodation. The DDRs receive training on disability processes and are authorized to request, receive and maintain confidential medical records for employing units.

 

The DDR’s contact information can be found here.

Accommodation Policies

Disability Accommodation Policies

  • Classified Staff

Accommodation Forms

The following forms are PDFs that may be filled in Adobe Acrobat. They must be printed and signed for submission.

Divisional Disability Representatives (DDR)

List of Divisional Disability Representatives

What is a Divisional Disability Representative (DDR)?

  • DDRs are designated by their deans/directors to receive accommodation requests forms from employees and to assist managers, supervisors, and employees in their divisions in responding to disability matters in a way that complies with the ADA.

  • Only DDRs are authorized to request, receive and maintain confidential medical information and records on behalf of employing units in their divisions.

    ADA confidentiality requirements apply to medical information and records for disability, Workers Compensation, Income Continuation Insurance and all medical leave.

  • DDRs are required to consult with the Disability Coordinator/Employment in the Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) before modifying or denying an accommodation request.

  • DDRs have received extensive training on ADA requirements and campus disability policies and procedures.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison has separate disability accommodation policies and procedures for classified staff, academic staff and faculty.

ADA Coordinator

The ADA Coordinator is responsible for campus wide compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

If an employee, student, or visitor disagrees with a disability accommodation decision, an appeal may be filed with the ADA coordinator. Appeal procedures are recorded in the campus disability accommodation policies.

You may visit the ADA Coordinator’s website. If you still have questions, you may contact the ADA Coordinator at:

ADA Coordinator
Office of Legal Affairs
360 Bascom Hall
Phone: 263-7400
Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay Service (WTRS): 7-1-1
Fax: 265-5931

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please see a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding disability-related matters.

DDR Login

Click on the link below to login to the DDR restricted page.

For DDRs only