Midlands Technical College works to make sure its programs, services, and activities are accessible to all otherwise qualified students, in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). At Midlands Technical College, Disability Services operates within the Counseling and Career Services office. Disability Services works with faculty and staff of the college to provide equal access to the college’s educational programs, services, and courses on a case by case basis.
Services are available to students who have disabilities including, but not limited to, blindness, visual impairment, deafness, hearing impairment, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, medical conditions, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), head and spinal cord injuries, and psychological disabilities.
Students who require accommodations on the College Placement Test must contact Disability Services to make the request.
The request for accommodations is an interactive process that occurs between the student and the staff of Disability Services. There are three steps to the process:
- Student is to submit theDisability Services Intake Formand documentation of disability to残疾@ midlandmanbetxappstech.edu.
- Staff will review submitted information and contact the student to request additional documentation if needed or to schedule a disability services initial interview.
- Student will then complete a disability services initial interview with a staff member. The interview is an opportunity for the student and staff to discuss the student’s history, barriers, and how those barriers impact school, and potential accommodations to eliminate those barriers. The staff will either approve or deny accommodations. If approved, staff will review specific accommodations, explaining policies and procedures, discussing rights and responsibilities of the student and the college, and reviewing the Faculty Notification Process.
If a student would like to appeal the decision made by the staff of Disability Services, he or she may do so by completing the standardDisability Services Appeals Process.
- Documentation Guidelines
Current information regarding the student’s diagnosis or diagnoses, substantial functional limitations on major life activity (such as learning, reading, writing, hearing, seeing, etc.), and recommendations for accommodations is very helpful when determining reasonable accommodations. Information that reflects a history of disability and accommodations will be reviewed but may require additional current documentation to supplement it. Examples of valid documentation include, but are not limited to:
- Disability Services Standard Documentation Form
- Formal Psychological-Educational Evaluation
- A letter written by a qualified professional outlining diagnosis, limitations, and suggested accommodations
- Documentation of Accommodations and Services from High School (such as an Individualized Educational Plan, 504 Documentation, Summary of Performance, Transition Plan)
- Documentation of Accommodations and Services from another College or University
Questions about appropriate documentation should be referred to Disability Services.
- Notice of Nondiscrimination
Student inquiries or complaints should be directed to Mr. Ian A. MacLean in his position as Chief Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator. He can be reached at Midlands Technical College, P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202, by telephone at 803.822.3204, or email email@example.com.
Faculty and staff inquiries or complaints should be directed to Nicole B. Edwards, Assistant Director of Human Resource Management /Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer, at 803.822.3050 orEdwardsn@manbetxappmidlandstech.edu..
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