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 individual with a disability to have equal opportunity and access to MCC’s courses, services, and activities. Accommodations that fall outside the realm of ‘reasonable’ are not obligated.
Please request your accommodations through DRS Connect
This is a framework for reviewing the students' accommodation as it relates to your class. It takes you through 7 items to answer based on the requested accommodation and your course requirements to determine if the accommodation negates any of your essential skills.
This is a narrated PowerPoint presentation explaining the process for requesting accommodations. Also included are faculty and student responsibilities within the process and the formal and informal complaint process. It aligns with the Seven (7) Rules Checklist.
Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool: go into your Canvas course... at the bottom of the "Course Menu" there is a link.
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Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool: WAVE provides visual feedback about the accessibility of your web content by injecting icons and indicators into your website making editing user friendly.
This tool is designed to report accessibility concerns on campus. As of fall 2017, Access MCC will reside within the School Dude environment hosted by Maintenance & Operations.
All new and renewal software requests must be routed through this environment before requesting funds. requests are checked for accessibility through Compliance Services and then final approval goes through Alvin Bridges and College Technology Services.
DRS Syllabus Statement
Classroom Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and its associated colleges are committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities to students with documented disabilities (e.g. mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical). Each class/term/semester that a student is in need of academic adjustments/accommodations, the qualified student is required to work with the Disability Resources & Services Office (DRS) at their individual college(s). Contact with the DRS should be made as soon as possible to ensure academic needs are met in a reasonable time. New and returning students must request accommodations each semester through DRS Connect online services. To learn more about this easy process, please contact your local DRS office.
If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations, you are welcome to contact DRS by using the information listed here. The DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions qualifying for accommodations/academic adjustments. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your faculty, and DRS; and only those academic adjustments/reasonable accommodations granted by the DRS are recognized by the college and District. It is the policy and practice of the MCCCD to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.
Title IX Syllabus Statement
Addressing Incidents of Sexual Harassment/Assault, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking
In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, MCCCD prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The District also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, District employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in District policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by District policy.
District policy requires all college and District employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator. For a list of Title IX Coordinators, click here. Reports may also be reported at: https://district.maricopa.edu/consumer-information/reporting.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Statement. The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District.
The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.
Early Alert (EARS): Mesa Community College is committed to the success of all our students. MCC has adopted an Early Alert Referral System (EARS) to aid students in their educational pursuits. Faculty and Staff participate by referring students to campus services for added support. Students may receive a follow up call from various campus services as a result of being referred to EARS. Students are encouraged to participate, but these services are optional. http://www.mesacc.edu/students/ears.
Information for Students with Religious or Sincerely Held Beliefs: The Maricopa County Community College District will reasonably accommodate the religious needs, observances, and practices of their employees and students, when requested and when said requests are made in accordance with these procedures. An individual’s request for reasonable religious accommodations, including requests for time off from work or school activities, is justified unless college, class, or District operations would suffer unduly by granting the individual’s request. Requests should be made in writing using the Religious-Accommodation-Policy-and-Form.
Individuals may not be discriminated against because of their religious beliefs or practices, or because they lack religious beliefs or practices.
- Faculty and staff who believe they have been discriminated against by the denial of a requested religious accommodation should contact the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Office at 480-731-8473.
- Students who believe they have been discriminated against by the denial of a requested religious accommodation should contact the Dean of Students, or designee at their respective college.