Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Submitting a Request for Reasonable Accommodations
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the "ADA")(1) requires an employer(2) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Read more about Reasonable Accommodations and Undue Hardship Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The policy, procedures, and forms in this section apply only to employees of Indiana state government.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to qualified individuals with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin illegal. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications.
One part of the State of Indiana’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce in state government is to provide reasonable accommodations to enable state employees with disabilities to perform their best work for our citizens. The information and resources below are provided to facilitate compliance with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008.
About the ADA
- Your Responsibilities as an Employer
- Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
- The ADA contains the following five sections or titles which address different areas of the law: