Unresolved Accessibility Issues?
If you have concerns about accommodations that are not solved by the listed resources, or you are unsure where to turn, please contact the ADA Coordinator in the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
Crystal C. Coombes
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Voice: (703) 993-8730
Fax: (703) 993-8899
We provide resources for students, faculty, and staff living and working on all our campuses.
If you have a cognitive, sensory, mobility, or other issue, we can help you find what you need for your work, visit, or studies.
Accessibility @ Mason
The Accessibility @ Mason website provides access to information about physical access on all Mason campuses, and information technology accessibility of programs and services. Links to disability-related services and resources for all employees, students or visitors are also available.
Transportation and Parking
Patriot Lift provides transportation options for students, faculty and staff with mobility issues. Students must get approval from the Office of Disability Services or Student Health Services. Faculty and staff must receive approval from the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Accessible parking on campus is available to those with the appropriate parking permits, which must be prominently displayed at all times. State motor vehicle departments issue disabled permits, which must be used in conjunction with a Mason parking permit. Park in an appropriate disabled space and lot based on permit type.
Ergonomics at Mason Environmental Health and Safety provides Mason employees with ergonomic self-assessment tools and professional ergonomic assessments at no cost to the employee.
Additional Resources and Information
The ADA.gov website, run by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, provides complete information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- ADA National Network
The ADA National Network provides a planning guide with information to assist planners, managers, operators and building owners in making temporary events accessible to people with disabilities.
- Disability Services from USA.gov
The USA.gov Disability Services website provides access to disability-related information and programs on subjects including civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology and transportation.
- DO-IT: The Faculty Room
The Faculty Room provided by the University of Washington is a collection of resources to help instructors create a classroom environment that maximizes learning, regardless of a student's disability.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC offers technical assistance on the ADA and employment, including information about the rights of the disabled. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.
- The Job Accommodation Network
AskJAN is an online resource center designed to provide employers, people with disabilities, their family members, service providers, educators, and others with technical assistance on job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
The National Federation of the Blind offers links to scholarships, literature and publications about blindness, aids and appliances, and the development and evaluation of technology.
- Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through enforcement of civil rights laws.
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.
Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make new opportunities for people with disabilities available, and to encourage development of technologies to will help achieve these goals.
- U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation, communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology. The Access Board site contains ADA Accessibility Standards and Guides to the Standards.