At the University of Colorado Boulder, individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support, and when appropriate, reasonable accommodations. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as breathing, eating, sleeping, walking, talking, manual tasks, etc. In most cases, medical documentation will be required to identify a disability related need for accommodations, unless the impairment is otherwise obvious.

ADA Compliance is responsible for providing disability-related information, services, and resources to staff, faculty, and visitors, including the provision of workplace accommodations. ADA Compliance upholds its mission to promote equal access and opportunity for those with disabilities by educating the campus community and by partnering with campus departments to address ADA needs across the university.

A person with a disability who believes their disability is not being accommodated, or who has experienced discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability, may file a complaint with the ADA Coordinator, or with CU Boulder's Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. A person with a disability may also file a complaint with the federal government through the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (for students), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (for employees), or the U.S. Department of Justice (for members of the public).