Disability Services

Mission Statement
The mission of the Office of Disability Services is to assist students with disabilities in achieving access to higher education and to promote their ongoing personal and educational success, as well as to increase the awareness and responsiveness of the campus community to students with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Services provides information and supportive services to students with disabilities. Once students have provided documentation of a disability as outlined in the manual, they may be eligible to receive appropriate educational accommodations.

The Office of Disability Services will recommend reasonable and appropriate accommodations based on the documentation for eligible students with disabilities. Any student on the university campus or at the centers who can provide recent documentation of one or more disabilities may qualify for services under the ADA Amendments Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Plan. A disability is defined as: any condition that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Services are contingent upon appropriate documentation of a disability.

The following are examples of the types of disabilities that might require services:

  • Visually Impaired
  • Motor Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Communication Disorder
  • Health Impaired
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Psychological Disorder

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Extended time for tests
  • Separate/ quiet testing environment
  • Note taking assistance
  • Enlarged written materials
  • Taped lectures
  • Books on Tape
  • Preferential seating
  • Medical exit/ reentry

Kurzweil 3000
The Office of Disability Services provides the Kurzweil reader to qualifying students. Kurzweil 3000 provides students with the ability to engage with their texts in the way that is most effective for them in the learning process. It allows them to take and extract notes, highlight, and listen to and enlarge their texts.

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Office of Disability Services
P: (352) 588-8464
Fax: (352) 588-8605
Student Activities Building
Second Floor, Room 207

Christine Georgallis
Assistant Director of Disability Services

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