Accommodating the disabled

A business is not required to provide an accommodation that causes an "undue hardship." For example, if the cost of an accommodation is exorbitant, such as building a new building, it is not required.

Applicants and employees with disabilities who believe that the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act have been violated or who have complaints of discrimination arising under Institute policies on the employment of a qualified individual with disabilities, are encouraged to seek recourse through the internal grievance procedures as described in MIT Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Faculty and Staff Members, and in the MIT Personnel Policy Manual.

Employees may discuss their needs for accommodation with their supervisors, the Human Resources Officer assigned to their departments, or the Office of Disability Services at (617) 253-4572.

To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education in our community, the University of Chicago is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning environment and providing equal access to students with disabilities.

Many people with disabilities make excellent employees, providing valuable contributions at work.

Employing disabled individuals should not be viewed as an expense but as an investment.

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