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Accommodations from the DRC

 

At the University level, students have the right not to be identified as disabled. For this reason, if a student with a disability would like to request academic accommodations, he/she takes the responsibility of contacting the DRC. In order for the DRC to assist the student with academic accommodations, the student must provide written documentation of the disability from a diagnosing and licensed professional.

 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at UNF offers a wide variety of legally mandated services to students with documented disabilities. After reviewing your documentation, a member of the DRC Team meet with the student to assist in determining appropriate academic services and accommodations based on the documentation and recommendations from the licensed professional. Upon completion of this registration process, the student will follow the procedures to receive the academic accommodations.  Faculty will be informed of the student’s accommodations.

 

Accommodations letters will be created and will be available to the DRC student and faculty. Registered students will utilize the Clockwork portal > Self-Registration to request their accommodations letters for each new course in which they are registered during a semester.

 

TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS 

 

Services and accommodations are provided to DRC-registered students who have completed the registration process. Modifications of policies, practices or courses are not required if they would fundamentally alter the nature of the course or academic program. Similarly, any services that would result in an undue financial or administrative burden may not be provided. Below are examples of but not limited to the types of accommodations or services that are provided by the DRC:

 

Qualified interpreters

Assistive listening devices

Digital recorders

Alternate texts/e-books

Note Takers

Readers

Scribes

Extended test times

Use of calculators

 

Temporary accommodations for those students who provide documentation supporting services but for a limited time. (See Temporary Physical Impairments below )

Once the student receives academic accommodations for which he is eligible, a letter listing such accommodations is created in the Clockwork System. The letters are emailed to the student’s professors. Each semester, the student will be able to forward the accommodation letters to his professors through the Clockwork portal.  Hard copy letters are also available for student and faculty.

 

TEMPORARY PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS 

  

Accommodations can be provided to students with temporary physical impairments.  Students will be required to provide medical documentation of the temporary impairments (letter from physician or medical documents showing the nature and extent of the injury); the student will meet with a DRC staff member to discuss what academic accommodations the student would need.  For students with hand or arm injuries, the DRC can contact the student’s professors to discuss obtaining a note taker and to arrange any testing accommodations the student may need.

 

RENTING WHEEELCHAIRS: 

Preston Pharmacy is a local business that rents wheelchairs at a reduced cost to UNF students. They can be reached at (904) 725-1616.

 

UNF SHUTTLES:

The Osprey Transit is a dedicated shuttle to assist students, faculty, and staff with mobility needs that extend beyond the assigned standard shuttle stops on campus. While all the Osprey Connector shuttles are full accessible, the customer now has the additional option of requesting a pick up and drop off location on campus.

 

This exclusive shuttle is equipped with 4 wheelchair seats and 8 - 10 seats for other mobility needs.

Hours of operation include 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Monday - Thursday; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday. To schedule a pick up time, please call (904) 620-5718 no later than 7 p.m. the prior day of intended pick up time. Please refrain from leaving weekend phone requests for a Monday morning pick up time prior to 8:30 a.m. For more assistance, please call Parking & Transportation Services at (904) 620-2815/5718.

 

MEDICAL WITHDRAWAL:

If a student has a medical or psychological disability that seriously interferes with the student’s ability to successfully complete a course, the student may petition for a Medical Withdrawal by contacting the Medical Compliance Officer at (904) 620-2175

 

PARKING PERMITS

UNF Parking Services (904) 620-2815 Parking Staff will issue a 30- day temporary disability parking permit for use on campus. If the student needs a disability parking permit for a longer time, applications for a Temporary Florida Disabled Parking Permit can be found at: www.hsmv.state.fl.us/forms/handiform.html  A doctor’s signature will be required.

 

SERVICE and SUPPORT ANIMALS

As established and defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals shall not be excluded from UNF facilities or activities. (Exceptions may exist in some sterile environments, areas requiring protective equipment or clothing, or as mandated by health codes.)

 

Service animals are defined as: animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Such animals might guide individuals with impaired vision, alert individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sounds, pull a wheelchair, or fetch items used in daily living (Ref. ADA Title III, 28 CFR Sec 36.104).

 

Assistance animals, usually referred to as Emotional Support animals, normally provide passive support to people with disabilities. ESAs can be a therapy tool or an integral part of a treatment process. They do not assist individuals with a disability to perform the activities of daily living. Therapy animals are not covered by laws protecting and giving rights to service animals. Approval of the presence of a therapy animal falls within the authority of the university regarding accommodations to a disability.

 

Documentation of the student’s disability and the need to have an emotional support animal must be provided to the Disability Resource Center. Upon approval to have the animal on campus, Housing & Residence Life will be notified of the animal’s presence in the residence halls.

 

Student who request a service or emotional support animals must comply with state and local requirements regarding registration and licensing of the animal as well as having current veterinary health certificates.

 

 

Requesting Accommodations for Courses Each Semester

 

Self Registration- Accommodations Request/Renewal with Clockwork

 

You can request accommodations for each of your courses during a semester by going to myWings>Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork link and then selecting the “Self Registration” link in the Clockwork student user portal.

 

If you do not need any alterations to the accommodations listed in the Clockwork Portal for a given course an email will be sent to your professor providing them access to your letter upon submitting you accommodations request. If you do need an alteration you will be required to meet with a DRC staff member to discuss the changes needed.

 

The DRC recommends you request your accommodations for a semester as soon as possible in order to use your accommodations immediately. Professors who do not receive an accommodation letter will not be obligated to provide you with appropriate accommodations.

 

The Disability Resource Center recommends you schedule a meeting with each of your professors to discuss accommodations that will be utilized in each class.

 

IMPORTANT:  Accommodation Letters are only good for the semester and year the student is attending.  You will need to request a new accommodation letter for each course during each semester you are enrolled.

 

 

myWings Link to access Clockwork Student Portal Homepage Follows;


https://mywings.unf.edu/

 

Path: myWings>Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork;


Accommodation Renewal (Self-Registration) Information Packet Download Link Follows; 

 

Clockwork Self Registration Accommodations Request

 

Semester Accommodation Renewal (Self-Registration) Embeded Youtube Video Follows; 

 

 

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDGCazjUutw