Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
Office of Origin: Administrative Services
Date Adopted: 10-06-89
Date Reviewed: 08-14-08, 12-11-17, 04-06-18
Last Date Modified & Approved: 08-14-08, 07-18-18
Lake Michigan College is committed to providing and maintaining a barrier-free environment so that individuals with disabilities can fully access employment, programs, services, and activities of the College.
Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State law, the College will reasonably accommodate employees and students with disabilities and pregnant employees.
Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination based on disability 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 students/individuals with disabilities in the classroom setting/environment.
- the College, its employees and designees will reasonably assist persons with disabilities during emergencies and drills that occur on the College’s grounds or in College facilities.
Responsibility: Executive Director, Facilities Management; Executive Director, Human Resources; Coordinator, Student Outreach and Support Services
References: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); LMC Non-Discrimination Policy; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act