2020-2021 Student Handbook

Disability Services

Disability Services offers a wide range of services and resources for students. We provide mental health and career counseling, life skills coaching, academic advising, and personal support programs and resources. We help students overcome obstacles, build confidence, self-advocate and attain success.

We are committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation in all college activities, programs, and services for students. The college fully supports and ensures compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other pertinent federal, state, and local disability anti-discrimination laws. Our services include, but are not limited to: appropriate classroom and testing accommodations, American Sign Language interpreters and adapted computer access.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Office of Disability Services. Accommodations are custom designed to meet the needs of the student. Accommodations may relate to physical access, auxiliary learning aids or programmatic and classroom academic adjustments. Auxiliary learning aids may include American Sign Language interpreters, scribes, CCTV, and various adaptive hardware and software including large screen monitors and computers with enlarging software, screen reading software and dictation software. Course substitutions may be granted.

When a student borrows assistive technology from the Office of Disability Services, the student understands that the Office of Disability Services is allowing him or her to borrow the device with the understanding that they will return it at the end of the semester. The student also understands that, if they do not return the device, the College of Central Florida can add the amount to their account and the student will be responsible for paying for the device. If they do not pay for the device, their transcripts will not be released.

The American with Disabilities Act requires State and local government entities that provide services and goods to the public to make reasonable modifications in their policies, procedures and practices in order to accommodate individuals with disabilities; this includes the use of service animals. For more information on the College of Central Florida policy regarding the use of service animals go to https://pr.cf.edu/files/policies/3-29.pdf.

The Office of Disability Services is located in the Bryant Student Union, Room 204, on the Ocala Campus. For more information, visit the Disability Services office, email disabilities@cf.edu or call 352-873-5843. Arrangements can be made to meet with students at any of the college’s locations.