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.
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.
Information for Students with Accommodation Needs: If you have a documented disability (as protected by the Americans with Disability Act) or if you are pregnant or parenting (as protected under Title IX) and would like to discuss possible accommodations, please contact the MCC Disabilities Resources and Services office at 480-461-7447 or email email@example.com.
Access to Course Materials: If you are experiencing difficulty accessing course materials because of a disability please contact your instructor. All students should have equal access to course materials and technology.
(Please request your accommodations through the MCC Disabilities Resources and Services Office at 480-461-7447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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 of Faith: If you have religious practices and needs (as protected by Title IV of the Civil Rights Act) and would like to discuss possible accommodations, please contact your instructor. MCC fosters an environment of religious inclusion where students of faith will be welcomed and supported.
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Statement. Maricopa County Community College District (MCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the college.
The Maricopa Community Colleges do 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, http://www.maricopa.edu/non-discrimination.
Non-Discrimination Statements: Maricopa Community Colleges are required to disclose certain information to current and prospective students, and to college employees. This site was developed to provide these disclosures in one clear location.