Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that we provide reasonable accommodations and remove structural barriers to the provision of goods and services for persons with disabilities. UF requires student organizations to provide access to all programs they coordinate or present. If you are planning a program, choose a location that is physically accessible; the majority of the Reitz Union and most UF buildings such as the University Auditorium and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are accessible. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations please contact 392-1655 x 302, the Student Government TDD at 392-2567, or the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 or email, or contact at least 5 business days prior to the event.

If you receive a request for a hearing accommodation, Student Government can assist with arranging American Sign Language interpreter services or real time captioning for all student organization's programs. There is no fee for SG funded student organizations; non-SG funded student organizations are responsible and will be billed for the payment of this service. If the program is being held in the Reitz Union, there are also Assisted Listening Devices available for persons with hearing impairments; they can be arranged for immediate delivery to the room being used for the program by contacting the Union Information Desk.

Please take the time to look at the type of advertising you're doing to see if you're using the accommodation blurb that makes sense for that program. Please refer to the Advertising Section in the Event Planning Manual for information on how to indicate accessibility to the public.

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