Florida International University 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 Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity serves as a resource for employees who have documented a qualified disability and need reasonable accommodations to perform essential job functions.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations and/or equal access to programs and services. Our office ensures employees with disabilities are able to access and participate in the opportunities available at FIU by coordinating and/or advocating for individual accommodations.
Employees who wish to request accommodations for a disability should submit the following forms along with supporting documentation to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity:
- Accommodations Request
- Release of Information
- Physician’s Verification form
- Physician Letter (Please give this letter to your physician/practitioner along with the Physician’s Verification Form.)
Reasonable accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based on the documentation provided. The Assistant Director of EOPD will meet individually with an employee who is seeking accommodations to discuss his/her needs and options. Once all required documentation has been submitted, verified, and reviewed, our office will coordinate efforts with the appropriate parties to ensure the approved accommodation(s) is provided to the employee.
If you are seeking accommodations for a University program offered to the public both on and/or off campus, please complete Public Event Accommodation Request form located below.
All forms and documentation should be submitted to:
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs and Diversity
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, PC 321
Miami, Florida 33199