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ADA Compliance Office

The University of Florida, under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504 federal legislation, is required to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities.

To help provide the best possible service to students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Florida has an ADA Compliance Office with a coordinator responsible for access for persons with disabilities. The ADA coordinator assists anyone with questions about access.

For information regarding access to telecommunication, alternate print publications, physical access, transportation, interpreters for the hearing impaired, or any other disability-related issue, please see contact information on right side menu.

Disabled Access Information

For persons with hearing or speech related disabilities, when trying to access an office on campus that does not list a TDD/TTY number contact the Florida Relay Service at (800) 955-8771(TDD) or 711 (V/TDD).

ADA Financial Accommodation Assistance

For information on who is responsible for funding ADA accommodations please go to ADA Accommodation Financial Assistance and select the PDF file. The document will direct you to the UF office responsible for facility issues (UF ADA Office), student classroom accommodations (Dean of Students Office) and faculty (Provost Office) and staff accommodations (Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer).

Please note for faculty and staff it is the responsibility of the department to fund ADA related accommodation requests but in some instances the department may need financial support from either the Provost (faculty and academic units) or the Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer for staff within COO units.

For faculty and staff accommodations, the only time a department should contact the Provost Office or COO Office is when outside funding is required to cover the cost of the accommodation. Typically departments may need support for interpreter expenses for sponsored programs, travel for staff that require accommodations while traveling, and many other instances. For any clarification please direct inquiries to the ADA compliance Office (352-392-1591, TDD/TTY 711).

ADA Information Sessions

The ADA office provides ADA workshops for any affiliated UF department.  The programs vary in length and are geared specifically to the department requesting the workshop.  Workshops vary from 15 min to 2 hour programs.  For information and scheduling please contact Dr. Kenneth J. Osfield, UF ADA Compliance Officer

Activities and Special Events

If you require any type of an accommodation for an event sponsored by the University of Florida accommodation requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the function. To arrange accommodations contact the agency sponsoring the event. For assistance contact the UF ADA Office (352) 392-1591 or 711(TDD/TTY).


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