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.
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
- 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
- Provide documentation which meets
- Register for services at the DRC
when documentation is approved.
- Provide accommodation letters to
How are postsecondary accommodations different from those in
- Disclosure of your disability is
- Registration with the DRC is the
- 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
- 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)
- Student Advisory Council
- DRC staff availability
- Students Helping Students for
Fragrance-Free Office Policy
A fragrance-free environment helps create a safe and healthy space. Fragrances from perfumes, air fresheners, and cleaning products have been associated with adversely affecting people’s health including migraine headaches, upper respiratory symptoms, and difficulty with concentration.
Given these realities and our desire to maintain a welcoming, safe and healthy environment, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a fragrance-free office. Please help us to accommodate those who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products by not wearing cologne, perfume, aftershave or strongly scented lotions in the DRC.
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
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
ADA Compliance Contact: phone (904) 620-2870;
Information Technology Services Contact:
phone (904) 620-4357; email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
Canvas Course Accessibility
For questions about Canvas course accessibility as well as information about document accessibility training and media captioning please review the C.I.R.T. Canvas accessibility resource page.