Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act is federal civil rights law originally passed by Congress in 1990 as the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. It protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, at school, and in other settings. The ADA was amended in 2008 and became effective Jan. 1, 2009.

    A person is disabled if he or she:

    • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more activities;
    • Has a record of such an impairment;
    • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

    The law requires that employers provide "reasonable accommodation" to otherwise qualified disabled workers so that they are able to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

    Administrative rule and guidelines

    Employee accommodation request

  • Contact

    Byron Costner,
    associate director
    of Employee Services

    Angela Griffey
    administrative assistant

    Phone: (859) 381-4118

    Fax: (859) 281-0108

    Location: Room 110 at central office, 701 E. Main St.