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Policy TrackingDate
RevisedFebruary 2, 2001

  1. To achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Blue Ridge Community College will:
    1. Engage in self-evaluation (audit);
    2. Review all submitted reasonable accommodation requests with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act;
    3. Provide notices concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act;
    4. Ensure that existing facilities are readily accessible to or usable by individuals with disabilities through structural changes in facilities or through other methods that are equally effective, to make services, programs and activities accessible;
    5. Eliminate eligibility criteria that screens out or tends to screen out individuals with disabilities or any class of individuals with disabilities from fully and equally enjoying any service, program, or activity unless these criteria are shown to be necessary for the provision of the service, program or activity being offered;
    6. Administer services, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals with disabilities; and
    7. Take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with persons who are disabled are as effective as communications with others, including the furnishing of appropriate auxiliary aids and services.
  2. Blue Ridge Community College will maintain the self-evaluation and make it available to the public for three years.
  3. Americans with Disabilities Act grievances including disability harassment will be addressed through existing employee and student grievance procedures found in the Blue Ridge Community College Policy and Procedures Manual.
  4. The Director for Disability Services, in conjunction with the Vice President for Student Services, provides oversight to help ensure Americans with Disabilities compliance for students.
  5. The Director of Human Resources, in conjunction with the Vice President for General Administration, provides oversight to help ensure Americans with Disabilities compliance for employees.