ADA Compliance Vision and Mission
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance representatives at the University of North Florida (UNF) are committed to creating a culture of sensitivity for individuals with disabilities where inclusion is essential to contributing towards a society that eliminates exclusion and segregation. Our goal is to continuously improve the accessibility of our campus, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. Promoting our goal to move beyond compliance is imperative to create an environment where access to programs and facilities appears seamless.
We serve as the central point of intake for matters relating to ADA while facilitating the flow of information among the various University offices relating to ADA compliance at UNF. The Director ADA Compliance Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended: Section 504 and Section 508; and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. We maintain current information regarding state and federal laws and regulations, as well as adhering to best practices with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities. Moreover, we implement ADA policies and provide consultation for facilities planning. In accordance with ADA laws, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are staff or faculty members and who are able to perform the essential functions of their position with or without an accommodation. Respectively, our mission includes ensuring programs, policies, and procedures relating to University ADA compliance and encouraging opportunities for persons with disabilities.
The dedication of the staff of the ADA Compliance Office along with the guidance of strong leaders and fellowship of representatives from: Administration and Finance, General Counsel, Student Accessibility Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Equal Opportunity and Diversity, Campus Planning, Design & Construction, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Physical Facilities, Student Services, and others are fully committed to improving ADA accessibility at UNF. Thus, the ADA Compliance Office is capable of pursuing an ADA accessible environment for the UNF community.
UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.