Accessibility at Florida Poly

ADA/504 Compliance

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs and activities.

The university complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. The Rehabilitation Act and the ADA require that no qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the university.

Under Section 504 and the ADA, the term “disability” means, with respect to an individual, (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. A major life activity also includes the operation of a major bodily function.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the ADA and Section 504:

Michelle Disson
ADA/504 Coordinator
863-874-8484
ada@floridapoly.edu

Facilities Management (physical accessibility)

John Trecastelli
Assistant Director, Facilities and Safety Services
863-874-8722
ehs@floridapoly.edu

Office of Human Resources (faculty, staff, and applicants)

DeAnn Doll
Associate Director, Human Resources
863-874-8421
ddoll@floridapoly.edu

Disability Support Services (students)

Carolina Barrios
Academic Success Coach, Disability Services
Phone: 863-874-8770
disabilityservices@floridapoly.edu

 

Reporting a barrier

Physical barrier

Physical barriers on campus may include items such as an inoperative elevator or chairlift, a blocked pathway, or an inaccessible entrance. To report a physical barrier at Florida Poly, fill out the online form.

Digital barrier

Web pages and electronic documents such as PDFs or Microsoft Office files can also present a barrier for some users. Barriers to digital access may be reported using the email link below:

Report a Digital Barrier

Digital Barrier Online Reporting Form

Accessible Calling

For persons with hearing or speech-related disabilities please use the Florida Telecommunications Relay services.  For more information https://www.ftri.org/

  • Dial 711
  • 1-800-955-8771 (TTY)
  • 1-800-955-8870 (Voice)