The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute which provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services and telecommunications. In keeping with the ADA, the University of Miami is committed to providing equal opportunity access to education and employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities.

The ADA and the Rehabilitation Act define an individual with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more of an individual’s major life activities; a history of such impairment; or being regarded as having such impairment. Examples of major life activities include walking, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, learning, caring for oneself and working.

University faculty, staff, and students with ADA-related questions, concerns, and grievances should contact Workplace Equity and Performance for assistance or send email to the