Employee Disability Resources assists in providing individual support services to encourage full participation for employees with disabilities.
The Employee Disability Resources department is responsible for ensuring campus-wide compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Amendment Act of 2008 (ADAAA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and as such, directly responds to faculty, staff, and public requests for reasonable accommodations, and indirectly to student requests. Students requesting reasonable accommodations are referred to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC). Our office works collaboratively with SDRC to assist with student needs that SDRC is unable to meet and serves as a clearinghouse for all reasonable accommodation requests involving physical access. Discrimination complaints based on disability are referred to Equal Opportunity Programs.
Employee Disability Resources works collaboratively with other university entities as well as external community organizations to help meet the university’s ADA mission and goals as well as to provide leadership in promoting inclusiveness, disability awareness, and education in the local community. From that perspective, the ADA Office monitors our campus for ADA compliance, consults and advises faculty, students, and staff on disability related issues, and provides training and awareness opportunities for the campus community.
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating reasonable accommodation request(s) for applicants, faculty, staff, and student employees with disabilities. These guidelines are designed to inform members of the campus community and the general public regarding accommodations in employment or in the application process. Individuals needing accommodations should visit the Accommodation Request Procedure page and follow the Reasonable Accommodation Process described there.
In addition there are special services available in the University of West Florida Library for disabled persons. Specialized services are offered on both software and hardware. For more information, please visit the UWF Library's Services for Disabled Persons web page.