Every qualified student with a disability has the right to:
- Neither be excluded from nor denied access to any program, service or activity for which the student is otherwise qualified.
- Reasonable adjustments and/or auxiliary aid to facilitate access as determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Be provided assistance from the Disability Resource Center in removing physical, academic and attitudinal barriers that limit equal opportunity and access.
- Be informed of grievance rights and procedures, including the appeal of decisions concerning academic accommodations, via either informal or formal processes.
- Confidentiality regarding disability information including the right to choose to whom the disclosure of disability is made except as required by law.
- Receive information in accessible formats appropriate to the student’s disability.
Every qualified student with a disability has a responsibility to:
- Meet the institutional qualifications with or without accommodation including technical and academic standards and codes of conduct.
- Identify him/herself in a timely manner to Disability Resource Center as a student with a disability requesting academic accommodations.
- Provide acceptable documentation verifying the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and the rationale for specific accommodations being requested.
- Follow TMCC policies and procedures for obtaining reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids.
For The Institution
TMCC has the right to:
- Establish and maintain academic and technical standards and codes of conduct.
- Require qualifying disability documentation in order to verify eligibility for disability accommodation and/or auxiliary aids.
- Select from reasonable accommodations, adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids in consultation with the student.
- Deny requests for accommodations and/or auxiliary aids when disability documentation does not identify a specific disability or fails to verify the need for the requested services.
- Assert which requests for accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and use a deliberative process within the academic department to establish that fundamental alteration.
- Refuse requests for accommodation that have not been processed through the Disability Resource Center.
TMCC has the responsibility to:
- Provide an accessible educational environment characterized by non-discrimination.
- Ensure all instructional programs, materials and methods are accessible; providing an equally effective and equally integrated educational experience for students with disabilities.
- Inform students of the availability of accommodations, and refer students to the Disability Resource Center when appropriate.
- Provide reasonable accommodations in a timely manner to students who have requested accommodations and been approved for services by the Disability Resource Center.