Americans with Disabilities Act

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Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law designated to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

The District is required by state and federal law to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities so that employees with disabilities can be afforded the benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by similar employees without disabilities. The ADA Department through the Office of Legal Services oversees and coordinates the Reasonable Accommodation process on behalf of the District. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to initiate the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Process click here.  

COVID-19 Telework Requests, Leave, FMLA, ADA Accommodations, Medical Documentation, Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, and Face Covering Exemptions

The links to the COVID-19-related documents below are designed to guide employees in determining what type of accommodation or leave may be in their best interests.

*Please note any accommodation or telework request must be accompanied by supporting medical documentation that specifically identifies your serious underlying medical condition.  Under applicable laws, including the Americans with Disability Act, medical diagnosis information is required when determining whether a person is entitled to an accommodation.  In any emails, please include your name, employee id number, position, school/work location, and supervisor’s name.

We are working diligently to address all accommodation requests and inquiries during this time in the order received. However, due to the high volume of requests, the response time may be longer than usual. Your e-mail will be responded to as soon as possible.

For General ADA Accommodations please visit ADA Accommodation Request.

Michael D. Graf
ADA Compliance Officer
Office of the General Counsel
Orange County Public Schools
445 West Amelia Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
Direct: (407) 250-6248
Facsimile: (407) 317-3348
[email protected]

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