Breaking Down the Process and Information to Get You Started
Individuals with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions who attend or plan to attend IVCC may need reasonable accommodations, modifications, and/or auxiliary aids in order to have equal access to programs and services offered. The laws that require post-secondary institutions to provide services to otherwise qualified students include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To receive accommodations, a student must notify the Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity to initiate the process and to determine eligibility for accommodations.
The ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks such as taking care of oneself. Those individuals who have a record of such impairment, or are regarded as having such an impairment are included in the definition as well. For more in-depth information regarding the definition of disability, please reference the following link: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/12102