P. Buckley Moss speaks to a participant over refreshments in the lobby of the Moss Arts Center.

Virginia Tech is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education for individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The director for ADA and Accessibility Services serves as the university’s ADA coordinator, providing oversight of the employment accommodation process, physical accessibility, and programmatic accessibility for employees, students, and visitors.

ADA and Accessibility Services consults with colleges and departments both on and off campus to ensure equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Employees with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Employees should direct requests for accommodation directly to ADA and Accessibility Services and/or to their supervisor.

Formal complaints of discrimination and possible violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act can be filed with the Office for Equity and Accessibility.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended
    • The Act provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The Americans with Disabilities Act extends civil rights protection for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunications services. In addition to physical accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates programmatic accessibility including electronic media and web pages.
       
  • Who is considered an individual with a disability?
    • According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, an “individual with a disability” is defined as any individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; OR has a record of such an impairment; OR is regarded as having such an impairment.

Contact

ADA and Accessibility Services
Office for Equity and Accessibility
300 Turner Street NW (0318)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Pamela Vickers
Director, ADA and Accessibility Services
540-231-2010
pvickers@vt.edu