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Accessibility Advisory Committee for the UF Libraries

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.

UF Libraries Accessibility Advisory Committee

Charge and 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.

Members/Accessibility Liaisons

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:
Safraz Sattaur
Education Library
 

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

Keith Manuel
Special & Area Studies Collection
 

Patricia Morgan
Legal Information Center 
 

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

Paul McDonough
Access Support
pcmd@ufl.edu

Jun Tolentino
Libraries Facilities
petmill@uflib.ufl.edu

Doug Kiker
Libraries Acquisitions
 

Campus Resources

UF DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

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UF DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (DRC) 

  • Contact Information
    Room 001 Reid Hall 
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    352-392-8565
    accessuf@dso.ufl.edu 
  • DRC Home Page
    https://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc 

    The mission of the Disability Resource Center is to foster a sense of empowerment in students with disabilities by: educating them about their legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed choices, encouraging them to engage in critical thinking and self advocacy, and supporting them in being successful students, campus leaders and positive contributors to the campus community.
     
  • Instructor Informational Guide (PDF)
    https://www.dso.ufl.edu/documents/drc/DRCInfoGuide.pdf 
    This is an amazing guide created to assist faculty and instructors when working with students with disabilities.
     
  • List of Instructor Resources
    https://www.dso.ufl.edu/drc/faculty/resources-for-instructors
    Information on: Communicating & Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy & Seizures - Types & Care, UF Note-Service, Relaxation of Attendance Requirements, Teaching Students with Hearing Loss, Teaching Students with Visual Impairments, Testing Accommodations, Working with an Interpreter.

Florida Relay Service

FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 

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When trying to access an office on campus that does not list a TDD/TTY number, 

Please contact the Florida Relay Service.

The Florida Relay Service is the communications link for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or Speech Disabled. Through the Florida Relay Service, people who use specialized telephone equipment can communicate with people who use standard telephone equipment.

To call Florida Relay, dial 7-1-1 or use the appropriate toll free numbers:

  • 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
     
  • 1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
     
  • 1-800-955-1339 (ASCII)
     
  • 1-877-955-8260 (VCO-Direct)
     
  • 1-877-955-5334 (STS)
     
  • 1-877-955-8773 (Spanish) 

For more information on the Florida Relay 711: 
http://www.ftri.org/index.cfm/go/public.home/page/3

UF ADA Compliance Office

UF ADA COMPLIANCE OFFICE

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  • Contact Information
    Kenneth J. Osfield, Ed. D. ADA Coordinator
    Osfield@ufl.edu  |  (352) 392-1591 
    P.O. Box 115055
    Gainesville, FL 32611-5055
     
  • ADA Compliance Office Homepage
    http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/programs/ada/

    Mission: To help provide the best possible service to students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Florida has an ADA Compliance Office with a coordinator responsible for access for persons with disabilities. The ADA coordinator assists anyone with questions about access.
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