Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Resources

ADA Coordinator: Taylor McDowell, Human Resources Specialist

(225) 342-6692 | Taylor.McDowell@la.gov 

 

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is committed to the achievement of an inclusive environment in which all individuals - including those with disabilities - are treated fairly and respectfully with equal access to the opportunities and resources offered by the Department. This includes reasonable accommodations, such as alterations to the work environment or changes in customary work practices which are not significantly difficult nor expensive. Examples include:

 

  • Testing:  Exemption from Testing Requirements in accordance with Civil Service Rule 22.8(a) for individuals deemed eligible for services by the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services Program;
  • Interviewing:  Accommodations that enable an applicant with a disability to participate in an interview, such as providing an interpreter;
  • Essential Functions:  Accommodations which enable an employee to perform the essential functions of the job, such as modifying work schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, etc.;
  • Benefits and Opportunities of Employment:  Accommodations that enable an employee to enjoy the benefits and opportunities of employment, such as restructuring work areas, break rooms, and restrooms to make them available and accessible to all employees.
To request an ADA accommodation, please complete the ADA Request for Accommodation Form and submit the completed form to Taylor McDowell at Taylor.McDowell@la.gov.

Employment Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

The following employment-related resources are available to further assist individuals with disabilities:

DNR's Human Resources Policy No. 32 - Americans with Disabilities Act

Louisiana Employment Resource Guide from the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

Employment Guide from Exceptional Lives Louisiana

What can YOU do? Campaign for Disability Employment

Office of the State Americans with Disabilities Coordinator

 

Forms for Individuals with Disabilities

The following forms are available to further assist individuals with disabilities:

ADA Request for Accommodation Form

ADA Medical Inquiry Form