ADA, FMLA and Rehab Act

Disability laws applicable to Georgia Tech and all higher education institutions include:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), which prohibit discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities;
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), which prohibits recipients of federal funds from discriminating against individuals with disabilities; and
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows eligible employees to take up to twelve (12) weeks of leave in order to deal with their own illness or that of a close family member.

Please visit ADA Campus Accommodations for additional information.


Extended Leave as an Accommodation Under the ADA (NACUANOTES: Vol 18, No 2, December 18, 2019)

Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act to Faculty and Staff with Chemical Sensitivities (NACUANOTES:  Vol 17, No 6, May 14, 2019)

Emotional Support Animals in Higher Education:  Challenging Scenarios and Proposed Solutions (NACUANOTES:  Vol 17, No 4, January 10, 2019)

Structuring On-Campus Internships Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 15, No. 4, February 13, 2017)

Building an Accessible Digital World:  The Obligation to Make Electronic Resources Accessible (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 14, No. 7 - July 28, 2016)

Food for Thought:  Applying the ADA to Students with Food Allergies (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 12, No. 7 - August 27, 2014)

The Revised ADA Title II and Title III Regulations (Part I): Impact On Campus Athletic Facilities (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 11 - June 21, 2012)

The Revised ADA Title II and Title III Regulations (Part II):  Impact on Ticket Sales and Effective Communication Requirements at Athletic Events (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 12 - June 22, 2012)

Federal Disability Laws:  Do They Translate to Study Abroad Programs? (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 7 - April 26, 2012)

Update on Accommodating Service and Assistance Animals on Campus:  Making Heads or Tails of Federal Disability Laws (NACUANOTES:  Vol. 10, No. 6, March 16, 2012)