In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) that require that qualified individuals be provided equal access to programs, services, and activities, SDAC supports students and faculty with fulfilling accommodations.
These web pages provide faculty with information on their role and responsibility in providing equal access to students with a disability. For a student to receive accommodations, they must first identify themselves to SDAC, present adequate documentation of their disability, and complete the interactive process.
A person with a disability means “any person who has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities (walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working); has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.”
The purpose of course accommodations is “to reduce or eliminate any disadvantages that may exist because of the disability. Institutions are not required by law to waive specific courses or academic requirements considered essential to a particular program or degree. Rather, they are mandated to modify requirements on a case-by-case basis to ensure that they do not discriminate on the basis of disability.”
- Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), Journal Volume 11
For Course Material Accessibility Best Practices, visit CSUMB’s Center for Academic Technologies webpage.