ADA and Accessibility

Accessibility @ FIU is a resource for students, faculty, and staff to learn about and facilitate access to the services and support available to them. Students, faculty, and staff who encounter any challenges in accessing courses or any university program, may contact the Accessibility team for support.

Faculty and Staff

FIU is committed to ensuring equal access to educational and employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other applicable state and local laws and university policy. Under the ADA, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations and/or equal access to programs and services. 

FIU has a long standing policy of employing qualified persons with disabilities in a broad range of positions across the institution. On occasion, the nature of an individual’s disability may require them to receive a work-site accommodation. The Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA) serves as a resource for employees who have documented a qualified disability and need reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions. 

Employees should direct their requests for accommodations to CRCA. Employees who wish to request accommodations for a disability must submit the following forms along with supporting documentation to CRCA: 

If you are seeking accommodations for a university program offered to the public both on and/or off-campus, please complete the Public Event Accommodation Request form. 

The university’s ADA and Accessibility Coordinator is:

Nicole Attong, LMHC
Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility (CRCA)
Office Number: (305) 348-2785
Email: nattong@fiu.edu
Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Primera Casa 220
Miami, FL 33199

Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided. The university’s ADA and Accessibility Coordinator will meet individually with the employee who is seeking accommodations to discuss needs and options. Once all required documentation has been submitted, verified, and reviewed, CRCA will coordinate efforts with the appropriate parties to ensure the approved accommodation is provided to the employee. 

Students

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Florida International University’s aim is to guide and support students with disabilities throughout their college experience. From transitioning into FIU to graduating, the DRC’s goal is to assist Panthers in becoming successful.

Disability Resource Center staff and the DRC’s new ally, Cori the corgi.

Disability Resource Center staff and the DRC’s ally, Cori the Corgi .