The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment (ADAAA) of 2008, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 require that Mesa Community College make reasonable accommodations for all individuals with a disability who qualify. The Acts also require that Mesa Community College prohibit discrimination related to disability. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments that allow the disadvantaged individual to have equal opportunity and access to MCC’s courses, services, and activities. Accommodations that fall outside the realm of ‘reasonable’ are not obligated.
Students who desire reasonable accommodations must register with Disability Resources and Services and must provide legal documentation of their disability to qualify.
Who Qualifies for Accommodation?
A student with a disability is eligible to receive reasonable accommodation if the documented disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Major life activities include: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
Each applicant with a disability must meet MCCCD admissions requirements, or be enrolled as an MCCCD student, and must provide Disability Resource Services (DRS) with required documentation verifying the nature and extent of the disability prior to receiving any accommodation. The disability services office coordinator/program advisor is responsible for evaluating documentation and determining accommodation eligibility.
To receive accommodation, the student must contact the Disability Resources & Services Office and provide documentation of medical, psychological or other appropriate diagnostic evaluations, as requested, to document the nature and extent of the stated disability.