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ADA Compliance Office Procedures and Processes

Accommodation Requests for Faculty, Staff and Applicants:

To request an accommodation for faculty, staff and applicants, please contact the ADA Compliance Office Staff at (904) 620-2870.

 

Unless to do so would cause an undue hardship, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 provides fundamental statutory requirements for an employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. An ADA accommodation provides employees who are "otherwise qualified" i.e., the employee qualifies for the job except that because of disability s/he needs a reasonable accommodation to perform the position's essential functions. Typically, an accommodation is any change, modification or adjustment in the work environment made to enable an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

 

When an employee desires an ADA accommodation, the employee should contact the ADA Compliance Office staff at telephone number (904) 620-2870 or by visiting the office located at Building 6, Room 1314. The employee will be provided a package with the forms to be completed by the employee and their medical provider. Employees seeking ADA accommodations must submit medical documentation unless the disability is obvious. For A&P and OPS positions, a position description must be submitted to the Director of ADA Compliance. The University may deny a requested accommodation if providing it would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer ("undue hardship"). The medical information will be kept in the ADA Compliance office and treated as confidential information. The employee will meet with the Director, ADA Compliance. The ADA Director will begin the interactive process with the employee and supervisor(s).

 

Visitor Accommodations:

UNF visitors who require ADA accommodation should contact the department they plan to visit before the visit date. The department will contact the ADA Compliance office for accommodation consultation and assistance at 904-620-2870.

Disability Parking:

The University provides parking spaces for drivers who have disabilities. If you display both a valid parking permit (Daily, Consecutive Multi-day or Vendor) for that lot or garage and either a state-issued disability parking placard or a UNF-issued temporary mobility impairment placard, you may park in a disability parking space. Additionally, the University provides shuttle buses that are equipped with wheelchair ramps and are ADA compliant. If you need special accommodations for use of the shuttle, please contact Parking & Transportation Services at (904) 620-2815 for assistance. Please refer to the parking website for more information.

Course Substitution Requests:

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) should be contacted for a Course Substitution Request for Foreign Language or Math. The Director, ADA Compliance Office is involved in the processing; however, the student making the request should contact the SAS for forms, decision results and a copy of the signed request. Please reference the SAS's website at www.unf.edu/sas/ or call the SAS office at (904) 620-2769 for assistance.

Committed to Inclusion and Diversity:

At the University of North Florida we are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We shall not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or veteran status in any educational, employment, social or recreational program or activity offered by the University. Visit the Equal Opportunity and Inclusion website at Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Statement to learn additional information.

 

UNF has established the following guidelines and procedures to ensure compliance with the University's EOP regulation to enable the University to address circumstances that may conflict with its commitment to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, visitors, prospective employees or other individuals interacting in our community. Please visit the following link for more information: Equal Opportunity Program's Complaint and Investigation Procedures