Talent Development and Human Resources

Access in the Workplace

The University of Akron is committed to the prevention of disability-based discrimination as defined by state and federal law and to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals. The University's policies and procedures strive to increase inclusion and to provide full and equal access to programs, activities, benefits and services of the university. The Office of Employee Relations and the ADA Coordinator work with other campus offices to remove environmental barriers and to provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to fully realize their potential and to contribute fully to the work of the University.

To initiate a request, please fill out the Request for Accommodation form.


ADA for All Employees

Americans with Disabilities Act


Improving Access:  ADA at UA for All Employees Training Module

Participant Acknowledgment Form

Evaluation Form

After viewing the module, please print and complete the Participant Acknowledgement Form and the Evaluation Form. Both forms may be returned to Learning and Development Services via Campus Mail, zip +4732.

PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for completing this training module, you must return a signed "Improving Access: ADA at UA for Employees Online Training Module" Participant Acknowledgement Form to Training and Development Services.


ADA for Search Committees

View Improving Access:  ADA for Search Committees Training Module

Online Training Module Evaluation Form

Online Training Module Participant Acknowledgement Form

After viewing the module, please print and complete the Participant Acknowledgement Form and the Evaluation Form. Both forms may be returned to Learning and Development Services via Campus Mail, zip +4732.

PLEASE NOTE: To receive credit for completing this training module, you must return a signed "Improving Access: ADA for Search Committees Online Training Module" Participant Acknowledgement Form to Learning and Development Services.

Office of Employee Relations

The Office of Employee Relations is located in the Administrative Services Building at 185 East Mill St, Akron, Ohio.

Mailing Address:  

The University of Akron
Human Resources
Akron, Ohio 44325-4733

Phone (330) 972-6583

Fax (330) 972-2323

Contact Information

Requests for reasonable accomodations and issues concerning gender consistent with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act, Title IX, and other applicable laws should be directed to 

ADA Coordinator            Michelle Smith - msmith5@uakron.edu – phone 972-5146 – fax 972-2336

Deputy Title IX Coordinator    Mark Stasitis – mstasitis@uakron.edu – phone 972-2352 - fax 972-2323

Complaints of disability-based discrimination should be directed to the EEO/AA & Employee Selection Office at 330-972-7300.

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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