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The Office of Disability and Equity

The Office of Disability and Equity and Assistive Technology

The Office of Disability and Equity (ODE) operates under the mandates of Section 504 and Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability against any "otherwise qualified individual." Individuals seeking accommodations must give reasonable notice and provide documentation to support their request. Reasonable accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis to promote equal access to educational opportunities. 

Mission Statement:

The Office of Disability and Equity creates an equitable learning environment and prepares students for academic success through information, resources, and tools. We support our faculty by providing teaching strategies, assistive technology support, and mediation.

Vision:

Our vision is to be the model for post-secondary disability offices to initiate systemic changes for removing barriers when providing support services to students with disabilities and the faculty who support them. 

Values:

1. Inclusive
2. Inviting
3. Invested
4. Compassionate
5. Adaptive

Students New to Disability and Equity:

 
1.  Needs Assessment: First-time students fill out this form to register with our office.
2.  Documentation of disability: May be sent through e-mail, fax, mail, or hand delivered to the ODE. 
3.  Disability and Equity Advising Appointment: The ODE will contact students through their CCA student e-mail to request an appointment. 
4.  Accommodation Letter for New Student: The student will be sent an accommodations letter to their CCA student e-mail. The student is to forward this e-mail to each instructor. Accommodations are not retroactive.
5. Read about the ODE Policies and Procedures.
 

Staff Contact Information

Read our non-discrimination policy.

 

 

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