Disability Services at UNI

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) provides that no qualified individual with a disability be denied access to or participation in services, programs, and activities at the University of Northern Iowa. This act applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities, including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large. As part of the University's campus-wide ADA compliance program, this webpage has been developed to link you with the many ADA and disability-related resources on campus.


Faculty/Staff Disability Services

The primary responsibility of FSDS is to accommodate faculty and staff that have disabilities. The process may be initiated by an employee or the employee's supervisor. After an accommodation request is received, a case-by-case evaluation is made using an interactive process involving the employee, supervisor, and FSDS Coordinator. Effective follow up with the department and the employee is vital to every plan's success. 

Office: Human Resource Services
027 Gilchrist
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034 

Phone: (319) 273-6164
For deaf or hard-of-hearing use Relay 711 

Fax: 319-273-2927 

Contact:

Therese Callaghan - Employee Disability and Leave Coordinator

Information for faculty members about teaching students with disabilities and Student Disability Services are available on the Student Disability Services website.


Student Disability Services

Student Disability Services works with students and employees to ensure that all persons with disabilities have access to university activities, programs, and services.

Office: 103 Student Health Center

Phone: 273-2677 (voice)

For deaf or hard-of-hearing use Relay 711

Fax: 273-6884

Contact:

Ashley Brickley - Coordinator


Vocational Rehabilitation

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services works with individuals with disabilities who want to become employed. If an individual is determined eligible for services we assist them to achieve their employment goal by providing such things as tuition assistance, counseling/advising, assistive technology and other services.

Office: 102 Gilchrist

Phone: 273-6348

For TTY, call Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942

Fax: 273-6304

Contact:

Chris Crews Larsen, MA Counselor

Cindy Siers, Office Secretary

Other Disability/Accessibility Resources at UNI

Disability Resources for Special Education (Access Literacy)


Rod Library Disability Resources


Safety and Health at UNI


Web Site Accessibility

If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Dorr or DeWayne Purdy in University Relations.

The University of Northern Iowa endorses the guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as the standard for World Wide Web accessibility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The standards of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) are consistent with the W3C Guidelines and provide achievable, well documented guidelines for implementation. Effective immediately, all new or revised Web pages published or hosted by the University must be in compliance with the World Wide Web standards defined in the Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508, specifically subsections 1194.22 and subsection 1194.31. A revised Web page is a Web page where significant redesign of a page or a major revision of the content of a page takes place.

Reasonable effort must be taken to ensure that legacy Web pages are in compliance with these subsections of Federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508.


Wellness and Recreation Services


Other Resources

IT Accessibility: What Campus Leaders Have to Say