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Accessibility For The Handicapped

Office of Origin: Facilities Management, Office of Special Populations
Date Adopted: 10-06-89
Date Reviewed: 08-14-08
Last Date Modified & Approved: 08-14-08

Policy Statement:

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap against persons in programs or activities receiving or benefitting from federal assistance. In the post-secondary educational setting, Section 504 mandates “reasonable accommodation” as:

the College, its employees and designees will reasonably accommodate impaired students/individuals in the classroom setting/environment.

the College, its employees and designees will reasonably assist impaired students/staff during emergencies and drills that occur on the College’s grounds or in College facilities.

Responsibility: Executive Director, Facilities Management; Director, Special Populations

References: Rehabilitation Act of 1973