Vision and Purpose: Aspiring to make UCF a fully accessible and inclusive campus for people with disabilities.
We do this by:
- Acknowledging disability as an aspect of human diversity
- Challenging social norms that create barriers
- Creating partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the community
- Establishing equal opportunity experiences
- Sharing resources that facilitate access and inclusion
- Signifying access and inclusion as a university-wide responsibility
Why We Do What We Do
At SAS, we believe the environment and the intersection of a person with the environment creates more of a disability barrier than the individual’s personal diagnosis or situation. And each of us contributes to the environment. Examples of environment design include:
- Physical building or office space access and layout;
- Office policies and procedures for accessing resources available through an office, program or resource;
- Course teaching methods and learning assessment methods;
- TV and online videos and whether or not they are captioned;
- Personal attitudes and general awareness of society’s contribution to disability;
Our goal is to encourage proactive consideration of the way in which environments are created and in how we, as a campus community, think about disability. Accessibility is not an SAS matter. It is a UCF matter. Better design, even if as simple as a more open attitude, can create better access and more inclusion for everyone. Our vision is that everyone would ask: What is the real barrier here? What can I do to address the barrier?