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Accessibility Advisory Committee for the UF Libraries: Home

The AAC is charged to ensure the UF Libraries is responsive to our patrons needing disability accommodation and that our policies, services, and resources are up to date and best meet ADA standards and the needs of our patrons.

Committee Members

The committee is comprised of official Accessibility Liasons from each of the UF Libraries brances and Legal Information Center, as well as a representative from Access Support, Aquisitions, Facilities, Human Resources, and the Web & Software Development.

CHAIR: 
Stacey Ewing 
Library West 
srewing@ufl.edu

MEMBERS:
Tiffany Baglier 
Education Library
tbaglier@ufl.edu

Nancy Schaefer 
Health Science Center Library
nancys@ufl.edu

Matthew Daley
Libraries Web Development
daleym@ufl.edu 

Tiffany Esteban 
Marston Science Library
tcesteban@ufl.edu

Sam Huang 
Special & Area Studies Collection
huang888@ufl.edu

Avery Le
Legal Information Center 
phuongle@ufl.edu

Tisha Mauney 
Architecture & Fine Arts Library
tmauney@ufl.edu

Paul McDonough
Access Support
pcmd@ufl.edu

Bonnie Smith 
Libraries Human Resources
bonniesmith@ufl.edu

Peter Miller
Libraries Facilities
petmill@uflib.ufl.edu

Jay Wiese 
Libraries Acquisitions
jaywiese@ufl.edu

UF Libraries Accessibility Advisory Committee

UF Libraries Accessibility Advisory Committee

Our Charge & Description of Responsibilities

Charge
The UF Libraries Accessibility Advisory Committee is charged to ensure the Libraries is responsive to our patrons needing disability accommodation and our policies, services, and resources are up to date, best meet the needs of our patrons as well as the standards set in the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Responsibilities
The Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) will review the short and long-term recommendations listed in the 2013/14 Services for Students with Disabilities Task Force AssessmentThe committee will work to implement as many recommendations as possible and will continually assess the Libraries’ ADA-related policies, services, and resources for our patrons and strive to ensure consistency and excellence throughout the branches.

The Accessibility Advisory Committee will also...

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Perform a bi-annual review of the ADA webpages of the Libraries and Library Branches to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date.

Assist in providing specialized library instruction, workshops, orientations structured for students with disabilities.

Perform outreach to the UF Community with focus on UF Students with disabilities.

Promote awareness of available ADA services, resources, and technologies.

Assist in providing ADA related training and workshops to all library employees.

Collaborate with other departments across campus (e.g. Disability Resource Center, ADA Compliance) to provide and cross-promote services and resources.

Explore new ADA technologies, resources, and services and make recommendations to the UF Libraries.

Examine ADA policies, resources, and services of our peer institutions to ensure we provide our patrons with comparable offerings in each area.

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