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Information for the FAU Community hosting the event

Required Statement for Publicized Announcements

Required Statement for Publications

Information for the Public

Florida Atlantic University works towards total program access to qualified individuals with disabilities. However, this can only be accomplished with the help of people with disabilities. The responsibility for requesting accommodations originates with the individual with a disability. Each individual department or campus entity provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities for public events. Please utilize the contact information for the event to make your needs known. If you encounter any difficulties in this process, please contact the University's ADA Coordinator.

If you believe you were denied a reasonable accommodation or you were not provided with an effective accommodation, you may discuss your concerns, and if you choose, file a complaint through the Equal Opportunity Programs Department. They can be contacted at:

Kenneth R. Williams Administration Building
777 Glades Road, Room 265
Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991
Voice: (561) 297-3004
Florida Relay System:  800-955-8771
Fax: (561) 297-2402

Information for the FAU Community hosting the event

As a recipient of federal funds under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, FAU will provide program access to qualified individuals with disabilities. As a Title II facility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, FAU will attempt to provide the individual's first choice of accommodation, if the accommodation is reasonable and will not fundamentally alter the activity. Each individual department or campus entity is responsible for the arrangement and payment of accommodations for individuals with disabilities for public events. All events open to the public need to be scheduled in an accessible location. If you need resources on where to find services and products for accommodations please utilize the Accessibility Resource Guide or the Resource link page .

Each request for an accommodation is an opportunity for the University community to exhibit our commitment to providing access to people of all abilities. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the ADA Coordinator.

Required Statement for Publicized Announcements

Please be advised that all publicized events need to contain the following statement:

“[Your organization/group] wishes to make this event accessible to people of all abilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact [person] at [phone number and e-mail address] or TTY Relay Station 1-800-955-8770. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably by [insert day of week and date of 5 business days prior to the event].”

Please note, that although you can request that individuals with disabilities request accommodations 5 days prior to the event, they may request them the day of the event. If the accommodations are requested the day of the event, it is possible that you may be unable to provide them. However, whenever reasonable accommodations are requested, FAU must make a good faith effort to provide accommodations. Please document all of your efforts.

If you deny an individual accommodations, that person may file an appeal through the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs. Please keep in mind our goal is to provide access to individuals of all abilities to all University activities.

Individuals with disabilities may not be charged for more than anyone else to assist in covering the costs of accommodations. The University community is also encouraged to advertise events in a variety of formats to reach individuals of all abilities (i.e. visual-flyers and audio-FAU radio).

Required Statement for Publications

All publications, program announcements, and materials need to be made available in alternative formats upon request. The following statement should be included on publications:

"This document is available in alternative formats upon request by contacting (name of person, responsible department) at (phone number, e-mail)."

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