Information for Employees

Emory’s Department of Accessibility Services coordinates ADA reasonable accommodations for employees of Emory University, Emory Healthcare and all Emory affiliates.  The ADA is a non-discrimination law and the purpose of reasonable accommodations is to enable the prospective or current employee with a disability to perform a job.  Emory is not required to give preferential treatment to individuals with disabilities or lessen qualification standards.  The law does require that Emory consider reasonable modifications regarding how qualified individuals with disabilities demonstrate their abilities and skills.  The responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations falls into these three categories:

  • Equal opportunity in the application process.
  • Enabling workers with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Enabling workers with disabilities to enjoy the same benefits and privileges of employment as enjoyed by workers without disabilities.

How to Register with Department of Accessibility Services

The Department of Accessibility Services now uses an online portal for submission and management of accommodation requests.

Employees making initial requests for workplace or parking accommodations should follow the Accommodate link below to complete an Employee Accommodation Request Form online.  

Accommodate - Initial Accommodation Requests

Supporting medical documentation is required to register with our office for coordination of workplace accommodations or parking accommodations.  This documentation should be submitted directly through the online portal, which is secure and HIPAA compliant.  

The functional impact of each employee’s disability is considered to determine the type of accommodations that are appropriate.  When advising on potential effective and reasonable accommodations, DAS considers the essential functions of the position, limitations imposed by the employee’s disability, barriers in the environment, and the nature and cost of accommodation.

Once the employee is found to be eligible for accommodations and an employee intake meeting has occurred, DAS notifies the employee’s supervisor in writing to formally request specific reasonable accommodations on behalf of the employee.  If requested, DAS may meet with the employee’s supervisor or department leadership for a consultation regarding the requests.  The goal is to determine if requested accommodations can be approved or if alternate accommodation options should be explored.  Upon approval, an Employee Accommodation Agreement is developed, and the accommodations are implemented expeditiously.  It is the employee’s responsibility to notify DAS and their supervisor if the implemented accommodations are no longer working or they are no longer needed.

If you are uncertain if you are eligible for ADA reasonable accommodations or if you are unsure if you could benefit from accommodations, you may request an appointment for a consultation to further discuss your circumstances prior to submitting documentation by emailing

 Accommodate - Consultation Requests & Account Access

The above link can be used for employees to access their account after initial registration with DAS. To access the portal for this purpose, click on the link below and use your Emory Net ID and password to login.

In this secure portal, employees have access to the following features:

  • View your accommodation requests and the status
  • Update or add accommodation requests
  • View and download any approved accommodation agreements
  • Upload additional documents for review
  • View valuable resources

Accommodate Employee User Instructions