AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES/SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) is a federal anti-discrimination statute which provides civil rights protection to individuals with disabilities in the areas of employment, public accommodations, state and local government services and telecommunications. In keeping with the ADA, the University of Miami is committed to providing equal opportunity access to education and employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 504”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs receiving federal financial assistance and in the employment practices of federal contractors.

The University of Miami strives to maintain accessibility to all of its programs and services. In turn, the University’s ADA/Section 504 Coordinators, identified below, are responsible for overseeing and assisting in matters of accessibility for students and employees. For any questions concerning the need for an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the appropriate coordinator.

Employees:
Jessica N. Pacheco, Esq.
Human Resources’ Office of Workplace Equity and Performance
1320 South Dixie Highway, Suite 100R, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: (305) 284-3781
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Students:
Mykel Mangrum Billups, Ph.D.
Academic Resource Center / Office of Disability Services
1306 Stanford Drive, Whitten University Center, Suite N-201, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: (305) 284-2374
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)