The Americans with Disabilities Act and Reasonable Accommodations


Access ADA information, which can be found within the ADA employee training, including information about the ADA interactive process, instructions for requesting workplace accommodations, FAQ’s, and employee resources. 

ADA Accommodation Requests

For assistance with obtaining an accommodation in the workplace under the ADA, please submit a Reasonable Accommodations Request.

Employees and Applicants for Employment

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment unless to do so would cause undue hardship.

A qualified individual is an employee with a disability who meets the legitimate skills, experience, education, or other requirements of a job and who can perform the essential job functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

There are three categories of "reasonable accommodations":

  1. Modifications or adjustments to the work environment, or to the manner or circumstances under which the position held or desired is customarily performed that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of that position; or
  2. Modifications or adjustments that enable a covered entity's employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by its other similarly situated employees without disabilities; or 
  3. Modifications or adjustments to a job application process that enable a qualified applicant with a disability to be considered for the position such qualified applicant desires.

For assistance, questions, or concerns about ADA Accommodations, please contact us at:

Office of Employee Relations (OER)

- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Suite 2500, Falls Church, VA 22042
571-423-3070 (Phone)
571-423-5051 (Fax)
- 711 for Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Students and Parents

For assistance regarding programs and activities for students with disabilities, please contact Due Process and Eligibility.

- 8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Second Floor, Fairfax, VA 22031
- 711 for access to Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)


For assistance with access to school facilities, please contact Design and Construction Services

- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Suite 3500, Falls Church, VA 22042
571-423-2280 or 571-423-2200
- 711 for access to Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS)


The Office of Employee Relations (OER) is responsible for responding to complaints of discrimination based on disability.

Federal Assistance

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is the Federal Agency charged with enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Additional Resources

Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.