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Student Exam Scheduling 


Important points to remember:


All exams need to be scheduled at least 5 business days (one full week) before the exam. So if today is Monday, it is the last day for you to schedule an appointment for next Monday.


If you miss the exam signup deadline you will need to fill out a “Late Exam Sign Up Sheet” at the DRC or make arrangements directly with the Testing Coordinators.


Final exams need to be scheduled as early as possible, and there will be a set deadline each semester that is usually a month in advance.


All exams taken in the DRC need to be at the same date and time as the class is taking them, unless otherwise specified by your professor. Your professor can email, call, come in person or note on the exam packet their consent to an alternate exam starting time.


When scheduling exams, make sure you are signing up for the correct dates. You can double check the appointments you have made under “My Calendar” in clockwork.


Student Exam Signup FAQ in Word Format Follows;

Exam FAQ Link

 

Scheduling Exams in Clockwork Student Portal

 

By navigating to myWings (Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork>Schedule a test or exam) below you will be directed to the Clockwork student portal in which you can sign up for exams and quizzes with approved testing accommodations.  The video tutorial below describes how to use the “Schedule a Test or Exam” feature of this program.  Please click the video tutorial link to learn about this process and likewise review the Clockwork Exams Manual for Students.  If you have any questions about the testing process, please contact the DRC at drcexams@unf.edu or at (904) 620-2769 (main office)/(904)620-2259 (Testing Coordinator).    

 

Please be sure to schedule general exams and quizzes through the “Schedule a test, mid-term or quiz” tab or the “schedule an exam link” and all final exams through the “Schedule a final exam” tab in the Clockwork portal.

 

myWings Link Follows to access Clockwork Student Portal Homepage 

 

 https://mywings.unf.edu/

 

 Path: (Student Tab>My Records>Clockwork>Schedule a test or exam)

 

Clockwork Exams Manual for Students Link in Word Format Follows; 

 

ClockWork Exams Manual for Students


Clockwork Student Portal Video Tutorial  Embedded YouTube Video Follows; 

 

 

 

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goGMUygpZ18 

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

 

DRC Programs and Services

 

UNF Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) promotes and facilitates partnership among UNF students with disabilities and the UNF community. Registration and services are voluntary, confidential and free of charge to all UNF students with documented disabilities.

 

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at the University of North Florida. The DRC promotes self-determination and self-advocacy of students with disabilities throughout the university community. In addition, the DRC partners with other units on campus to ensure that students with disabilities are provided the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential.

 

Who does the DRC serve?

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities that include but are not limited to:

Learning disabilities (for example: reading, writing, math, memory or processing disabilities)

ADHD and ADD, Physical disabilities, Medical disabilities, Traumatic head injury

Blind or low vision, Deaf or hard of hearing, Speech disabilities, Psychological

or emotional disabilities, Autism/Asperger's and Other diagnosed disabilities

 

How do I receive services after my acceptance to UNF?

Apply for services as early as possible.

Provide documentation which meets DRC guidelines.

Register for services at the DRC when documentation is approved.

Provide accommodation letters to your professors.

 

How are postsecondary accommodations different from those in high school?

Disclosure of your disability is voluntary.

Registration with the DRC is the student’s responsibility.

Communication with the faculty is initiated by the student.

Student information is disclosed to anyone only with signed permission from the student (FERPA).

 

What are examples of accommodations I may receive?

Extended time on tests

Note takers

Sign language interpreters

Use of computers, calculators, spell check devices

Alternate Text

Assistive technology

 

What are additional services at the DRC?

Seminars to enhance academic success

Peer support groups

Scholarship opportunities

Support services for faculty

Resource library

Blackboard site (electronic classroom)

Internships

Student Advisory Council

DRC staff availability

Students Helping Students for temporary impairments

 

 

DRC Testing Lab Stations and Assistive Technology 

 

The DRC has assistive software available for registered student use including; JAWS screen reader, Zoom Text screen reading magnifier, Dragon speech to text, Kurzweil 3000 and Sonocent note capture software as well as other applications. Please meet with a DRC staff member to discuss available options.

A DRC registered student may make a request through our office to have any assistive software or hardware utilized by the DRC installed in a campus classroom or lab in association with a course they are currently enrolled in. The DRC will work with Information Technology Services and/or Physical Facilities to ensure that the device or software is properly installed for registered student use in the course.

 

For non-course related assistive software and device need around campus please contact Information Technology Services and the ADA Compliance Office.

ADA Compliance Contact: phone (904) 620-2870; email rrgonz@unf.edu

 

Information Technology Services Contact: phone (904) 620-4357; email helpdesk@unf.edu

 

The DRC also has assistive hardware available for registered student use. Devices available include; CCTV magnifier’s, portable video magnifiers, assistive listening devices, Sorenson video relay equipment, daisy players, digital recorders, smart pens, flatbed scanners, lab computer’s with twenty four inch displays, alternative input devices, wheel chair accessible tables and testing stations, rooms with outward opening doors and automatic door openers as well as other assistive hardware devices.  Please contact DRC staff for further details.

 

UNF Library Assistive Technology

The UNF Library has assistive technology hardware and software available in the Adaptive/Assistive Tech Lab in Room 2300B on the second floor, Room 4106 on the fourth floor, in the first floor commons area as well as on other work stations in the Library. All areas are accessible by elevator. Please ask the library staff for assistance in finding and utilizing assistive technology in the library. The library has JAWS, Zoom Text, Windows speech recognition, CCTV Magnifier’s, flatbed scanners, wheel chair accessible tables, automatic door openers, Sorenson video relay equipment and other devices and software to assist students with disabilities.

 

 

ACCESS Academy: Let us give you a BOOST to success! 

 

ACCESS Academy is a service offered throughout the year, known as ‘BOOST Sessions,’ and is offered through the DRC on campus. Sessions begin each semester and are typically held once a week for three or four weeks, and are at least one hour in length each week.

Advancing College Competency: Encouraging Student Success (ACCESS) Academy is a privately funded program unique to the disability resource center on campus. ACCESS Academy is designed to enhance strategic learning skills and BOOST your chance of getting and staying ahead of the game. We want YOU to reach YOUR fullest potential throughout YOUR college experience! ACCESS Academy is offered to eligible UNF students who meet the requirements of receiving a scholarship AND are currently registered with the DRC. In order to be eligible for ACCESS Academy, students are required to be enrolled in at least one course AND the course must be related to the session topic in order to be eligible for the completion stipend. Attendance in all sessions per topic are mandatory and out-of-session assignments must be completed in a timely manner in order to be eligible for the stipend.

 

Additional Benefits Include:

-Participants will receive a stipend at the successful completion of each boost session.

-Participants will have the opportunity to be KEYS for future ACCESS Academy participants next semester.

-Quick Apps’ assistance is available anytime throughout the semester if you are not able to enroll in a session. Quick Apps are a one-time only supplemental session that focuses on one identified topic and is facilitated through existing KEYS’ participants.

-YOU, YES YOU, will earn $100.00 at the completion of each session!

Session areas will include:

LMS Strategies

Study Strategies

Beg. & Adv. Writing

Beg. & Adv. Time Management

KEYS

Test-taking Strategies

Career Strategies I & II

Stress Management

 

Please contact Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. Phone: (904) 620-5747

 

 

 

THRIVE: Transition to Health, Resources, Independence, Viable careers, and Education 

 

Welcome!

Across the nation, hundreds of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are applying and enrolling in institutions of higher education. At the University of North Florida (UNF), we are proud to serve and support UNF students with ASD on campus. To ensure UNF students with ASD experience successful collegiate benchmarks, THRIVE was created and developed by dedicated staff within the disability resource center (DRC) and the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS). Unique to UNF and the DRC, THRIVE focuses on three primary areas of need including (a) social skills, (b) independent and responsible living skills, and (c) career development skills. These core components comprise the fundamental premises of THRIVE and consist of a series of steps to achieve competency in each of the three areas. Using students' strengths and skills, THRIVE staff will assist and support student-directed goals in each area identified by the student. THRIVE was first developed in 2012, under the direct guidance of the former DRC director, along with three UNF students. THRIVE has continued to grow and remain sustainable with invested partnerships across campus, allowing THRIVE to be available to eligible and accepted students at no additional cost

 

THRIVE Mission Statement:

To provide supplemental resources for degree-seeking students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at the University of North Florida.

 

THRIVE Vision:

THRIVE seeks to provide supplemental strategic supports for degree-seeking students with ASD at UNF. With additional services in social communication skills, independent living skills, and career development skills, THRIVE continues to support students across all facets of UNF from freshmen to graduate students. This is to ensure that THRIVE students at UNF have the greatest opportunities for success within the collegiate environment with generalizable skills to life beyond UNF. THRIVE believes that these basic supplemental services should be provided to students at no additional cost, therefore, involvement in THRIVE is free for eligible participants.

 

Community:

The student leadership committee plans and facilitates social events both on and off campus. Engaging in community opportunities such as volunteering, public speaking events, high school outreach, and other community involvement encourage THRIVE students to become active and contributing members of the surrounding Jacksonville area. Each year, the student leadership team (SLC) hosts, coordinates, and facilitates our Community Learning Opportunity (CLO) where Jacksonville business and community members have the opportunity to meet and interact with THRIVE students in an educational and safe environment. Guests are provided the opportunity to hear firsthand what it is like to hire an individual with ASD, work alongside, and sometimes even work for an employer with ASD. In return, invited guests can provide students with firsthand information that will help prepare students for the work force and for pursuing competitive employment upon graduating from UNF.

 

On campus, THRIVE has built and maintained successful partnerships with campus organizations, clubs, and departments including the counseling center, the LGBT center, Housing & Residence life, Greek life, the DRC, and the center for Academic Excellence.

 

Interested in learning more about THRIVE?

Please feel free to call the DRC at (904) 620-2769 or email at thrive@unf.edu

 

Interested in applying to THRIVE?

**Please note that admission to UNF and registration with the DRC does NOT guarantee admission to THRIVE. In order to be considered as a potential THRIVE participant the following is required:

Students must be admitted and currently enrolled at UNF

Students must be registered with the disability resource center

Students can request a THRIVE application form only after 1 & 2 have been confirmed

Students have submitted a hard copy signed application form to the DRC/THRIVE staff office

Students have successfully completed an interview with THRIVE staff 

Scholarships

University System of Florida Johnson Scholarship

Funded by Johnson Scholarship Foundation


University System of Florida Johnson Scholarship 2018 – 2019

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION MATERIALS TO BE RECEIVED BY UNF:  MARCH 1,  2018

 

 

The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution. 

 

 

 

For Further Information Please Contact Edward Zirkle at the Disability Resource Center; Phone: (904)620-2222; Email: edward.zirkle@unf.edu

 

For Further Information Please Contact Edward Zirkle at the Disability Resource Center; Phone: (904)620-2222; Email: edward.zirkle@unf.edu

 

Application Word Document in Word Format Follows;

 

Johnson Scholarship Application 2018-2019

 


2017-2018 DRC-Student Government (SG) Scholarship

Student Government (SG) Disability Resource Center Scholarship 2017-2018


Award: One recipient will be awarded $1,500, disbursed half in the fall and half in the spring terms.

 

Requirements:

 

Must have a minimum UNF cumulative GPA of 2.75

Must receive no other SG scholarships

Must be an enrolled UNF student with a minimum of 6 hours each semester

Must be registered with the Disability Resource Center

Must provide a typed resume and one page essay describing how your educational experience at UNF has prepared you for life after college

Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 

Must be in good standing with the University


Scholarship applications will be available on the Student Government website beginning Monday, August 28th.  The deadline for applications to be submitted to the Student Government Business Office is Monday, September 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. 


Link to Student Government Scholarship follows;


SG DRC Scholarship


2017-2018 DRC-SG Scholarship Application in Word Format Follows;


DRC SG Scholarship 2017-2018



Michael Ward Scholarship Application 2016-2017 Academic Year

For more information please contact Ed Zirkle (edward.zirkle@unf.edu) at 904-620-2222  

 

Award

3 Graduates Students      award = $900
7 Undergraduate              award = $800

Eligibility

 

Graduate students must be enrolled in six credit-hours and Undergraduates must be enrolled in twelve  
credit-hours for fall 2016. Payment will be awarded in Spring 2017. Students must be registered with the DRC. 

 

Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 minimum. Undergraduates must have a  
cumulative GPA of 2.5 minimum. Student may not receive other Student Government competitive scholarships.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

 

Instructions

 

Attach, on a separate page, a typed resume.

 

Attach, on a separate page, a one-page typed essay describing: How do you think your UNF college  
experience will prepare you for life?

 

Submit this form with all attachments to:  

Edward Zirkle at Edward.zirkle@unf.edu Or drop off at the DRC by October 14, 2016.  

Applications received after October 14, 2016 will not be considered

 

Application in Word Format Link Follows;  

Michael Ward Scholarship application 2016-2017

 


Catholic Charities Jacksonville Workforce Development Program

Since August 2012, the Catholic Charities Workforce Development Program has helped hundreds of low-income unemployed or underemployed adults find work. Clients work with professional and compassionate staff who provide one-on-one assistance, job readiness training, creation of individual work plans, job referrals, and supportive services for a period of four months through the job search process. Partnerships with local agencies, educational institutions, and employers allow staff to provide a full array of employment services. Please call 904-900-7943 Ext. 1204 for more information.

 

Employers with job openings are encouraged to email open position information to workforcedev@ccbjax.org.

 

If you would like to serve as a volunteer for the Workforce Program, please call 904-354-4846 ext. 269 to volunteer.

 

 

Link to Referral Form Follows;

Workforce Development Program Referral Form

UNF and Community Resources

UNF CAMPUS RESOURCES

 

In addition to the Admission office, Financial Aid (often called Student Services Center) and the Disability Resource Center, students may find these resources on campus to be helpful:

 

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE - Tutoring Center): Bldg.2/1200.  Phone (904) 620-1012

 

Career Services:  Bldg. 2/1100.  Phone (904) 620-2955

 

Personal Counseling:  Bldg.2/2300.  Phone (904) 620-2602

 

Department of Diversity Initiatives:

  • Interfaith Center: Bldg. 2/1400. Phone (904)6202527 
  • Women’s Center: Bldg. 2/2100. Phone (904)620-2528 
  • Victim Advocacy: Bldg. 2/2100. Phone (904)620-1010 

 

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) RESOURCE CENTER:  Bldg. 58E/ 1111.  Phone (904) 620-4720

 

Military and Veterans Resource Center:  Bldg.2/1100.  Phone (904) 620-5131

 

OMBUDSMAN (Andrea Adams-Manning):  Bldg. 2/1011. Phone (904) 620-1491

 

Student Health Services:  Bldg. 39A/2098.  Phone  620-2900

 

Women’s Center: Bldg. 2/2100.  Phone:  (904) 620-2528

 

Student Wellness Center/ Department of Recreation & Wellness: Bldg. 61. Phone: (904)620-5212

 

Campus Recreation: Bldg. 61/1200. Phone: (904)620-2998

 

Health Promotion: Bldg. 61/1300. Phone: (904)620-2900

 

Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Bldg. 61/2025. (904)620-1081

 

College Advising Offices:  

 

  • Brooks College of Health: Bldg. 39/2031. Phone: (904)620-2812 
  • Coggin College of Business: Bldg. 10/1351. Phone: (904)620-2575 
  • Arts and Science: Bldg. 51/2500. Phone: (904)620-2797 
  • Computing: Bldg. 15/3201. Phone: (904)620-2985 
  • Engineering: Bldg. 50/2304.Phone: (904)620-5070 
  • Education and Human Services: Bldg. 57/1070. Phone: (904)620-2530 
  • Hicks Honors College: Bldg. 1/1600. Phone: (904)620-2649 
  • Construction Management: Bldg. 50/2304. Phone: (904)620-2683

 

 

Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life: Bldg. 58. Phone: (904) 620-2975

 

Student Advocate: Student Union Bldg. 58 East, Suite 3300 Phone: (904)620-2750 Email: Sgasta@unf.edu

 

 

 

PARKING and TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Link Follows;

https://www.unf.edu/parking/Disability_Parking_Needs.aspx

 

HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE Link Follows;

https://www.unf.edu/housing/

 

DINING SERVICES & MEAL PLANS Link Follows;

https://www.dineoncampus.com/unf/

 

ADA Grievance Procedures 

 

The University of North Florida has adopted an internal grievance procedure for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any actions prohibited by the U.S. Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II (public, state and local government) of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Title II states, in part, that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination” in programs or activities sponsored by a public entity. Section 504 states, “No other wise qualified individual with a disability in the United States... shall, solely be reason of her or his disabilities, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance...”

 

All ADA/Section 504 complaints, excluding those filed against the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer should be addressed to: 

ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer (Building 6, Room 1314) 1UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224 (904) 620-2870 

All ADA complaints filed against the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer should be addressed to: 

Office of the President, University of North Florida (J.J. Daniel Hall; Building 1, Room 2800) 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, Florida 32224 (904) 620-2500  

 

Complaints must be filed in writing, on the attached form, within 180 days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation. It must contain the name and address of the person(s) filing the appeal and a description of the alleged violation.

 

An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow the filing of the complaint. The investigation shall be conducted by the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer or the Office of the President, depending upon the nature of the grievance. These rules anticipate informal but thorough investigations, affording all interested persons and their representatives an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to the complaint.

 

A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution shall be issued by either the ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer or the Office of the President, and a copy will be forwarded to the complainant no later than fifteen (15) working days after its resolution.

 

The ADA/Section 504 Coordinator shall maintain the files and records of the University of North Florida relating to complaints filed.

[1] (US Department of Justice, 1992) “Accommodations in Higher Education Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)”, edited by Michael Gordon and Shelby Keiser

 

 

ADA Compliance Contact Information

 

To visit the ADA Compliance Home page please select the following link: ADA Compliance

 

 

Web Accessibility Information

 

There are people available who can and will help you with web accessibility; for Questions and Comments about ADA Web Compliance contact Either:

 

ADA Compliance by phone at (904) 620-2870 or by email at: rrgonz@unf.edu

 

UNF's Webmaster by email at: webmaster@unf.edu

 

The ADA Compliance page about web accessibility provides comprehensive information on the subject. 

 

Please visit the following link to learn more:

 

 ADA Web Accessibility Information

 

For additional information on web accessibility please contact the Public Relations Department at (904) 620-2125.

 

 

Section 504 Detail

 

The regulation implementing Section 504, at 34 C.F.R. 104.4, provides: 

 

No qualified person with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance. 

 

Discriminatory actions prohibited: A recipient, in providing any aid, benefit, or service, may not, directly or through contractual, licensing, or other arrangements, on the basis of disability…

 

Deny a qualified person with a disability the opportunity to participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service; 

 

Afford a qualified person with a disability an opportunity to participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service that is not equal to that afforded others; 

 

Provide a qualified person with a disability with an aid, benefit, or service that is not as effective as that provided to others; 

 

Provide different or separate aid, benefits, or services to persons or to any class of persons with disabilities unless such action is necessary to provide qualified persons with disabilities with aid, benefits, or services that are as effective as those provided to others; 

 

Otherwise limit a qualified person with a disability in the enjoyment of any right, privilege, advantage, or opportunity enjoyed by others receiving an aid, benefit, or service. 

 

A recipient may not, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, utilize criteria or methods of administration that (i) have the effect of subjecting qualified persons with disabilities to discrimination on the basis of disability, (ii) that have the purpose or effect of defeating or substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of the recipient's program or activity with respect to persons with disabilities.

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Division

2050 Art Museum Dr Ste 101 Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 348-2780

 

CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities)

University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville

6721 St. Augustine Road, Suite 1

Jacksonville, FL  32217

Phone: (904)633-0760

FAX: (904)633-0751

1-800-9-AUTISM

 

Hope Haven

4600 Beach Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: (904)346-5100

FAX: (904)346-5111

 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities  

3631 Hodges Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 992-2440
Fax: (904) 992-2442

 

Independent Living Resource Center

2709 Art Museum Drive

Jacksonville, FL  32207

Phone: (888)427-4312

FAX: (904)396-0859

 

JTA Connexions Para Transit

JTA Connexion
5711 Richard Street
Jacksonville, FL 32216

Phone Numbers:
Reservations (904) 265-6999
Cancellations (904) 265-6999
Eligibility Center (904) 265-6001
TDD (904) 636-7402

 

Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC)

507 E Church St Jacksonville, FL 32202 Springfield

(904) 358-2411

 

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida

5209 San Jose Blvd., Suite 101

Jacksonville, FL  32207

Phone: (904)731-3752

FAX: (904)730-2329

 

Florida Association for the Deaf and Blind, Inc.

119 W. 8th Street

Jacksonville, FL  32206

Phone: (904)356-1437

Fax: (904)356-3359

 

Independent Living for Adult Blind Programs (ILAB)

101 West State Street, Room A-2140

Jacksonville, FL  32218

Phone: (904)768-7159

FAX: (904)632-5107

 

National Multiple Scierosis Society, North Florida Chapter

4237 Salisbury Road Suite 406

Jacksonville, FL  32216

Phone: (904)332-6810

FAX: (904)332-0898

 

The Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville, Inc.

807 Children’s Way

Jacksonville, FL  32207

Phone: (904)697-3686

FAX: (904)390-3466

 

Sulzbacher Center (Homeless Shelter)

Sulzbacher Center
611 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202-2847
(904) 359-0457 main

 

Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida
2728 Centerview Drive
Suite 102
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Phone: (800)342-0823

 

Florida Abuse Hotline

617 First Avenue North

32250 Jacksonville Beach

Phone: (800)962-2873

 

Access Jacksonville

5920 Arlington Expressway

Jacksonville, FL  32211

Phone: (904)630-4940

 

HEAL Florida

P.O. Box 140

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32004

Phone: (904)716-4198