Accessibility Services

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: 

University Compliance

Michelle Disson
ADA/504 Coordinator

Facilities Management (physical accessibility)

John Trecastelli
Assistant Director, Facilities and Safety Services

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

Human Resources

Disability Support Services (students)

Kelly Morgan
Coordinator, Disability Services



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

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

Emergency Preparedness

If you feel that you would need assistance during an emergency, please reach out. This process was developed to officially notify the University and register the individual; this will help the University prepare and assist the individual in case of an emergency. This process is voluntary for any individual (faculty, staff, and students). This is for anyone with a permanent or temporary disability and needing assistance. There is no timeline for anyone who wants to voluntarily register.

Our goal is to protect our campus community and make sure every individual is prepared in case of an emergency.

Who to contact:

Employees - Human Resources 

Students - Office of Disability Services


Accessible Map

While construction is occurring on campus for multiple new buildings, we want to keep you updated on accessible pathways and parking. We will provide updates throughout the construction project to provide the most accessible pathways and any pathway that is not accessible.  Please check back and view the maps that may assist in planning your route.  

For concerns about accessibility based on the updated construction zone due to a disability, students can contact the Office of Disability Services, employees can contact Human Resources, and any other constituent can contact the ADA coordinator.