2013-2014 Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship
The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is a competitively awarded program which is available to undergraduate students with disabilities with financial need who enroll in a State University System of Florida (SUS) institution.
Deadline for applicaiton is May 15, 2013
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Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act at USF
It is the policy and practice of the University of South Florida to comply fully with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and all other federal and State laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA was designed to extend civil rights protection to people with disabilities. Title II of the ADA mandates that government agencies make their programs and services accessible to and usable by, persons with disabilities. Even before the passage of the ADA, USF was covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, sections 503 and 504, which mandated that programs and services be accessible to people with disabilities.
At USF, an ADA Policy specifies general guidelines in the areas of public accommodations, employment, admissions, services for students, and reasonable accommodation requests. The Diveristy and Equal Opportunity Office has developed an Annual Affirmative Action Plan for Individuals with Disabilities [PDF 346K] to implement ADA policy.
The interactive reasonable accommodation process includes the involvement of several resource offices for people with disabilities; Student Disability Services, the Employee Relations section of Human Resources, and Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office. The University requires five (5) working days to provide disability accommodations at public events.
The discrimination complaint investigation process lists steps to follow for a formal allegation of discrimination by disability status.
The Americans With Disabilities Act at USF Programs and Services for Students With Disabilities Contacts on All Campuses Procedures and Programs for Employees with Disabilities