Select a link below to access the entire policy:


Employment Accommodations Policy - KU prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in all aspects of employment related activities.

Workplace Accommodations Procedure - Articulates the procedures for a workplace accommodation. Full documentation of the procedure in the PDF document at this link.


Family and Medical Leave Act - The FMLA allows employees to take paid and unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons.

Shared leave  - This program allows employees to donate unused sick or vacation leave to another employee who is out of leave time. 

Graduate Student Leave of Absence - Guidelines for Graduate students leave of absense


Animals in Buildings - The conditions under which Animals are allowed in buildings.

Event Accessibility and Accommodation Policy - Outlines the requirements for making events on campus accessible to participants with disabilities. 

Inclement Weather Priority Plan - Description of the priority for snow and ice removal. 

Transition Plan -  Details of the ongoing plan to increase accessibility to KU buildings and facilities.


Form Links

Shared Leave 

Workplace Accommodation

Confidential Reasonable Accommodation Medical Form


Language to include in the RFP




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We are so excited to present our ‘Best Practice Guidelines for Planning an Accessible Event’. We would love for you… https://t.co/5cV3sPJroZ


From the archives: Powerpoint presentation from the Derek Shields 2018 visit to campus.

This Washington Post article describes and contains a link to the Smithsonian show EveryBody, an online collection of artifacts describing the history of disability in the United States. 

Recent CUPA article on KU's very own Mentoring Circles program

Time to redesign the accessibility logo. Essay by Melissa Blake

Read this article about the findings of the Disability Rights Center of Kansas around violations of the ADA here in Kansas

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped offers free braille and talking book services for people with disabilities that prevent them from reading or holding books. Read more about the NLS. 

Yes, you can call me disabled. Enjoy this essay on people-first vs. identity-first language. 

Read about a recent ADA RCEA lunchtime conversation with Dawn Kuhlman on practicing trauma informed communication.

CUPA features our very own HawkRoute in their blog. Read Creative Parterships: The Path to an Inclusive Campus. 

Interested in wheel chair basketball? Check out this offering from the City of Lawrence

Need tips for making a private residence accessible for people with mobility issues? Check out this handy guide!

Good things on the way from Google! They are starting to include wheelchair accessible routes in their google maps. This blog post describes their initial offering.

2018 Gerber Baby makes history as first with Down syndrome

Did you know the American Council of the Blind Audio Description project keeps a master list of audio described DVD's, TV shows, and streaming videos? List of alphabatized videos here. And check the audio reader Audio Description site for a listing of local events with audio description at the Lied Center and Theater Lawrence. 

Former KU student Elizabeth Boresow featured in NPR story "Navigating Life on Campus When You're on the Autism Spectrum."

KU professor developing a video game to prepare students with disabilitie for STEM careers

Matthew W. Mosconi assumes the directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, or K-CART

Get information about receiving audio description at home on your television from the American Council for the Blind.