USF offers the information below to help guide you as you plan an accessible event on campus.
I. Legal Requirements
University of San Francisco complies with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, and
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure its programs,
services, goods and facilities are accessible to individuals with
II. Accommodations and Services
Under Title III of the ADA, a public accommodation must provide certain
auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities to ensure
that all programs, services and activities, when viewed in their
entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by those individuals.
However, the auxiliary aids and services would not be required if they
would "fundamentally alter" the nature of the goods or services, or if
they would result in an undue burden.
Examples of auxiliary aids and services which may be required include:
- sign language interpreters
- assistive listening devices
- materials in enlarged print or Braille
Examples of auxiliary aids and services, which are personal in nature, and may not be required include:
- hearing aids
- personal assistants
III. Announcement Information
It is essential to invite guests/participants to make requests for
accommodation on all invitations, announcements and/or communications
(registration forms, flyers, web pages, emails and print) or other
materials distributed before an event. The announcement must include the
following information on how to request an accommodation for a disability:
- To whom the request should be made to (person or office)
- How a person can request an accommodation (phone, fax, TTY or e-mail)
- By when the request should be made (date, usually at least two weeks in advance of the event)
accommodates individuals with disabilities. If you need a
disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information,
please contact [name of event contact], [title, if appropriate], [department] at [phone number] or [e-mail address]. Requests should be made by [date, at least 14 days in advance of the event].
the event coordinator has any questions about requests or resources for
accommodations in response to your announcement, please contact Student
Disability Services at (415) 422-2613 or ADA Coordinator for Faculty
and Staff at 415-422-6707.
disabled parking permits are available through Public Safety. Permits
do not guarantee a parking space due to the limited number of parking
spaces on campus. Guests should be reminded that prior arrangements need
to be made if planning to use a state placard, as it is difficult to
find parking close to USF buildings. If shuttle assistance will be
needed, contact Public Safety at least 24 hours in advance. Please visit Public Safety for more information on permit types and fees.
V. Arranging for an Accessibility Accommodation
The person or office sponsoring the event will be the contact person for
arranging the accommodation. If the contact person has questions or
needs guidance on how to arrange the accommodation, he or she can
- Student Disability Services at (415) 422-2613 or email@example.com if the individual requesting an accommodation is a USF student.
- Human Resources at (415) 422-6707 if the individual requesting an accommodation is not a USF student.
It is the responsibility of the host program to bear the cost of the accommodation for the person(s) with a disability.