SDRC 411 Guide

The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) has developed this ready reference page as a tool to assist faculty, staff, and the University community to respond to students who may be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA) of 2008. The ADAAA has jurisdiction over any post secondary institution that receives federal financial assistance.


The SDRC serves as the University’s administrative arm of the ADAAA to help ensure that students with disabilities are provided equal access to higher education programs that other students have. Accommodations are intended to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to achieve the same results that other students have the opportunity to achieve. The ADAAA is a civil rights law that guarantees equal access. It does not guarantee success.

Please see the SDRC Mission and Vision Statement


If a student requests an academic accommodation based on a disability, and you have not received prior notification from the SDRC office, refer the student to the SDRC office. If you are concerned about a student, you may inform the student of the services available through the SDRC office. Remember: you cannot require the student to follow your suggestion.

Note: These guidelines apply for all UWF campuses.

Student Confidentiality: The Student Disability Resource Center maintains confidentiality of student records in accordance with federal guidelines and will release information only on an as needed basis.

Download the PDF version of the SDRC "411" Guide.