An Overview of UNF's Legal Obligations to Qualified Students with Disabilities in their University Experience.
Students with Disabilities PowerPoint Presentation
The two primary laws that govern UNF's obligations to qualified students with disabilities are:
Physical impairments include:
Common Examples include:
Mental or physical disorders, such as:
Some of the more common examples at UNF include:
A physical or mental impairment must also "substantially limit major life activities" thus, not all impairments meet the definition of a "disability" as defined by law. Examples of "major life activities" include:
The law requires a subjective approach toward determining whether an individual meets the definition of having a disability. The overall effect of the impairment on the individual's life activities will be the determining factor; therefore do not assume that because someone has an "impairment" the person also has a "disability" as defined by law.
Instructors must allow the use of approved auxiliary aids and services.
The University's Student Accessibility Services should be the primary contact with any questions regarding the practical applications of the ADA and/or Section 504 at the SAS webpage.
If you have any legal questions regarding the ADA and/or Section 504, please contact Justin Sorrell at UNF's Office of the General Counsel at (904) 620-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org.