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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) is federal civil rights law that was originally passed by Congress in 1990 (as the Americans with Disabilities Act-ADA) and protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace, as well as school and other settings. The ADA was amended in 2008 and became effective January 1, 2009.

A person as disabled if he or she:

  • has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more activities;
  • has a record of such and impairment;
  • is regarded as having such an impairment.

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

For further information, the policy and guidelines are located at the following links.

If you would like to request an ADAAA Accommodation, please complete this form

Employment Application Assistance

If you need an ADA accommodation to complete the application process, contact the Office of Human Resources, Benefits Section at 512-223-7800 or email

To be considered for a specific job vacancy, you must:

  • Meet all of the required qualifications for the position
  • Be able to perform all of the functions, with or without an accommodation, and
  • Be willing and able to work under the conditions described

A qualified applicant with a disability who wishes to request reasonable accommodation for a specific position may contact the Human Resources, Benefits Section for further information and assistance.

For additional information contact Alisol Martinez at 512-223-7800 or

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