About

Compliance Programs

The Office of Compliance Programs oversees the institute’s ongoing commitment to the ethical and legal compliance in the areas of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (504) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).

Our office provides education, oversight, and guidance with the adherence to applicable state and federal laws, regulations, professional standards, and Institute policies as it applies to ADA/504 and Title IX.  As a resource to the Georgia Tech community, we encourage your contact for assistance in the navigation of any compliance-related concerns.

What We Do

The Officer for ADA Compliance serves as the Institute's Section 504 and ADA Coordinator and helps to resolve issues and provides information regarding services and accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education for persons with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 2008 (ADA and ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to accommodations that will assist in their pursuits at the Institute. Employees should direct requests for accommodations to their supervisors and may seek assistance through the Institute Office of  Human Resources. Students should direct requests for accommodations to the Office of Disability Services in the Division of Student Life.

Formal complaints of discrimination and possible violations of the ADA can be filed with the Office of  Compliance Programs-ADA Compliance. To learn more please link to ADA/504 Grievance and Resolution Form.

Initiatives
  • ADA Transition Plan Implementation Team (ATP-IT)-Our purpose is to serve as a campus-wide body to assist in the design, monitoring and implementation of the ADA Transition Plan. Committee members will analyze data collected during the ADA assessment phase as a means to identify gaps in service and training that may impede the progress of the overall plan. The committee will identify methods for on-going feedback from end users and make key recommendations on ADA policy and programmatic access. This committee supports the efforts of the standing work groups and will make recommendations on additional temporary members of the committee as needed.

  • ADA Policy and Guidelines Committee-The ADA Policy and Guidelines Committee seeks to establish institute level policies to ensure compliance with the ADA and Section 504 while offering guidance to the campus community on issues on accessibility.

  • ADA Annual Training and Best Practice Series- An annual webinar or in person workshop on a variety of topics on accessibility and accommodation best practices.

  • Compliance Committee on IT Accessibility-This committee will establish on-going process and procedures to ensure accessibility compliance through education, training, procurement and remediation of existing electronic materials.