Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Wentworth Institute of Technology is fully committed to creating a community characterized by inclusion and diversity. As part of this commitment, Wentworth upholds the American with Disabilities Act as Amended of 2008 and the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, hereafter referred to collectively as the ADA.
The ADA requires Wentworth Institute of Technology to provide reasonable accommodations to faculty, staff, and students with disabilities unless doing so would create an undue hardship, compromise the health and safety of members of the university community, or fundamentally alter the nature of the university’s employment mission. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities, including chronic illness, in a fair and equitable manner and in accordance with applicable federal and state law. All individuals who are responsible for the implementation of the university’s mission are required to support the university’s commitment. Please review the overview of Wentworth’s ADA policy.
Requesting an Accommodation
Wentworth provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require them to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of their positions, or to participate in the employment application process.
When an employee or applicant for employment requests a reasonable accommodation, it is Wentworth’s responsibility to determine whether they have a disability for which an accommodation is required, what constitutes an appropriate accommodation, and whether the accommodation requested is reasonable. The decision is made by appropriate university officials on a case by case basis through an interactive process with the individual requesting an accommodation. This process often includes a review of appropriate documentation from the individual’s medical provider. It is the responsibility of the individual requesting the accommodation to provide sufficient information to support the need for the accommodation requested. Please see the process to request an accommodation at this page.
Faculty and staff seeking accommodations should contact the Human Resources Department at (617) 989-4190 or email HR@wit.edu.
Students seeking accommodations in their classroom, residence or for any other university activity should contact Wellness and Disability Services at (617) 989-4390 or via the Wellness website.