Welcome to ADA Programs

The ADA Programs Office assists in providing individual support services to encourage full participation for employees with disabilities.

Photo of wheelchair basketball game.
Wheelchair Basketball Game

ADA Compliance Services

The ADA Programs Office 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 Student Accessibility Resources (SAR). Our office works collaboratively with SAR to assist with student needs that SAR 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.

The ADA Programs Office works collaboratively with other university entities as well as external community organizations to help meet the university’s ADA mission and goals. They also provide leadership in promoting inclusiveness, disability awareness, and education in the local community. From that perspective, the ADA Programs 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. 

Other Services

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 Employee Accommodation Procedure 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 webpage.

Additional Resources

  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA.gov
ADA Partnerships
Annual Events

Disability Award Luncheon

The Disability Summit Council presents the annual National Disability Awareness Month Luncheon at the Scenic Hills Country Club. Individuals from various organizations, agencies, service providers, and educational institutions are recognized for their hard work, dedication, and the services they provide to people with disabilities.

Mentoring Day

UWF Faculty, Students, and Staff participate in a Mentoring Day Program annually. Students in the Project Search Program spend the day with a mentor on campus. The students shadow their mentor and have hands on experiences in a workplace setting. 

Disability Awareness Conference

The University of West Florida presents an annual Disability Awareness Day Event in the UWF Conference Center. Last year's event theme was "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task: From Job Seeker to Job Keeper". Ms. Sherry Wheelock, President/CEO, Special Olympics Florida was the special guest speaker. The program also had a discussion panel, job fair and Speaking Peer to Peer session. 

Wheelchair Basketball Game

University of West Florida hosts the Mobile Patriots at the Annual Wheelchair Basketball Game. There is live entertainment, concessions, and lots of giveaways. Admission is free and open to the public.