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Stanford University is committed to ensuring that its facilities and programs are accessible to all individuals with disabilities. Below are university departments and resources, applicable administrative guide policies and additional online resources that support accessibility and inclusion for staff with disabilities. 

Diversity and Access Office
The D&A Office oversees compliance with federal and state civil rights statutes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and provides disability-related access information to faculty, staff, students and visitors in the Stanford community. Additionally, the Diversity and Access Office is responsible for ensuring all Stanford facilities and programs meet all federal, state and local laws regarding equal access for individuals with disabilities.

Administrative Guide 2.2.7 Requesting Workplace Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities
This guideline outlines the University's policies and procedures regarding employee requests for disability-related accommodations. The Diversity & Access Office is available to assist employees with identifying accommodation options and making requests for accommodations.  The office can also consult with supervisors and managers on evaluating request for accommodations and/or exploring equally effective accommodation options.

Administrative Guide 2.3.5 Disability and Family Leaves
This guideline describes medical and other disability-type leaves, and the coordination of these types of leave with University benefit plans.

Cardinal at Work: Disability & Family Leaves Support (DLS)
As part of University Human Resources, Disability & Leave Services provides assistance to employees considering leave.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) 
EH&S Ergonomics Program promotes employee health by limiting ergonomic risk factors in office and lab work areas.  Resources include:

  • Training opportunities - EHS-3400 Ergonomics Computer Workstation and/or EHS-4800 Lab Ergonomics
  • Ergonomic evaluation
  • Ergonomics matching fund
  • Recommended ergonomic product list
  • Information about laptop computer ergonomics
  • Keyboard shortcut tools for Mac/PC users to reduce ergonomic stress factor

Additional Online Resources

Job Accommodations Network (JAN) is a comprehensive source for expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability issues.  Explore online accommodation and accessibility options.

Resource sharing is community building. Please contact the Community Support Committee to add your resources to this site.