Access and Admissions Section: Accessibility of Programs and Facilities Standard
The community college has made all facilities that house CTE programs/courses accessible to and usable by all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.
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What legislation authorizes this standard?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (multiple ref.)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (ref. 1) (ref. 2) (ref. 3)
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ref. 1) (ref. 2) (ref. 3)
Guidelines for Vocational Education Programs (multiple ref.)
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- Do community college facilities adhere to the accessibility standards for the dates when the facilities were constructed or last renovated?
- Do community college facilities provide equal access to all students, including students with disabilities?
- If separate programs or facilities exist for students with disabilities, are they comparable to those for students without disabilities?
- When there are facilities that are inaccessible, does the community college develop and enact a transitional plan to make the facilities accessible?
- When facilities are modified or renovated, are the facilities made accessible for students with disabilities?
- Do programs/activities not operated by the community college, but considered part of or equivalent to, adhere to the same standards for equal access?
- Do persons with disabilities have convenient access to changing facilities and shower facilities?
- Are programs that are open to the public or to parents accessible?
- Do community college facilities provide equal access to all students, including students of both sexes?
- Does the community college provide comparable changing rooms, showers, and other facilities for students of both sexes, and for students with disabilities?
- If there is a disparity, does the community college provide a legitimate, non-discriminatory rationale?
- When facilities are modified or renovated, are the facilities made accessible to students of both sexes in career and technical education courses or programs?
- Does the community college have a process for determining the locations and accessibility of CTE programs for persons from national origin minority communities?
- When facilities are modified or renovated, are they readily accessible to minority and non-minority communities and free from having a segregative effect?
- Are the programs offered in a manner that does not tend to identify the facility/program as intended for minority or non-minority students?
- Is equipment, software, and technology used in career and technical education programs accessible to students with disabilities?
- If equipment, software, and technology are not accessible to students with disabilities, does the community college mitigate the effects of the barriers and ensure equal access for students with disabilities in career and technical education courses and programs?
- Does the community college have a policy regarding exclusion from, denial of benefits of, or discrimination in any course, program, service, or activity solely on the basis of disability?
- Does the community college provide aids and services to assist students with disabilities in participating in CTE programs?
- Does the faculty of the community college receive training and information on providing accommodations for students with disabilities?
- Are any facilities, services, or activities identifiable as being for persons with a disability comparable to those offered to students without a disability?
- Does the community college provide academic adjustments, where necessary to prevent discrimination (e.g., modified course examinations)?
- Are course examinations offered in such a way that a disabled student's achievement level or other factors are measured, and not his/her disability?
- Does the community college adjust academic requirements (e.g., adjusting the length of time to complete credentialing requirements) to meet the needs of individual students with a disability?
- Does the community college routinely provide auxiliary aids to students with disabilities in CTE programs when the accommodation is not perceived to alter fundamentally the essential elements of the program?