5.2.5 ADA Compliance

5.2.5 ADA Compliance

Revised: October 1, 2012; October 1, 2017; October 30, 2020

Sandhills Community College seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted July 26, 1990, including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325) as an extension of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the disabled. The College is committed to the removal of physical barriers, psychological barriers, and policies or procedures which hinder full access to enrollment or employment opportunities.

The Coordinator of the Tutoring Center and Disabilities Services is the disabilities service provider. As such, he or she advises the Administration concerning the adequacy of policies and procedures for protecting and providing access for disabled students and for prospective disabled students, plans and develops training and information concerning treatment and accommodation of the disabled, and provides reasonable accommodations to students based upon self-disclosure and appropriate documentation of need.

The Director of the Physical Plant monitors ADA compliance related to building and grounds. Under Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which Prohibits Discrimination in Public Accommodations, the College strives to assure equal access to facilities which meet applicable accessibility standards.

The Associate Vice President of Human Resources, striving to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, monitors ADA compliance related to the removal of physical barriers, psychological barriers, and policies or procedures which hinder full access to employment opportunities at Sandhills Community College.

The College has established a committee representing IT, eLearning, and the Office of Disability Services to strive to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and monitor ADA compliance in online and web-based materials delivered to students and the public via the internet.

The College expects that all students and employees will be aware of, and sensitive to, the needs of persons with disabilities and that the Administration and Staff will make every effort to make those reasonable accommodations, which permit disabled persons to avail themselves of the programs, services, and employment opportunities offered by the College.

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