1.3 Affirmative Action Policy for the Employment of Disabled Individuals

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The Institute's program for the employment of individuals with disabilities is intended to expand MIT's efforts to provide opportunities for employment and advancement for qualified persons with disabilities. The Institute will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant is qualified.

MIT's obligations as a federal contractor under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, include an assessment of all employment practices to assure that any adaptation that permits the employment or advancement of individuals with disabilities is reasonably accommodated, provided it does not cause undue hardship to the employer. Some individuals may require flexible work schedules, worksite accommodations, or auxiliary aids in order to perform the required duties of a job. Reasonable accommodation to needs such as these is the Institute's affirmative action responsibility under the law.

Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to the MIT Disabilities Services Office.