The Learning Division at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is committed to providing equal education opportunity and encourage full participation for students in the pursuit of academic success.

Student Accessibility Services at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine include:

ADA Accommodations

With the College’s core value of justice, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine fully supports the mission of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the College’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any College program or activity, be denied the benefits of any College program or activity, or otherwise be subject to discrimination with regard to any College program or activity. It is our goal at SJC to meet the needs of the whole person; thereby, creating equitable access for all students. ADA accommodations are formulized on a case-by-case basis and are granted based on the course requirements and the student’s documented disability.

ELL Support

English Language Learner (ELL) modifications will be based on the individual needs of the students and will include conversations between the ELL Coordinator and course faculty or department chairs. ELL modifications are formulized on a case-by-case basis and are granted based on the course requirements and the student’s academic major.

Assistive Technology

ReadSpeaker: ReadSpeaker is text-to-speech software that is integrated into the Brightspace course site that provides the ability for all students to listen to course material and beyond. ReadSpeaker is available to all SJC faculty, staff, campus, and online students.
Digital Text: Digital formatting of students’ textbooks is available through the Access Text Network.

Questions regarding Student Accessibility Services should be directed to:

Holly Sanborn
Manager, Student Accessibility Services
307 Alfond Hall
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084-5236
(207) 893-7562
Fax (207) 893-7866
hsanborn@sjcme.edu

How to access Academic Accommodations

It is the College’s policy that no qualified person be excluded from participating in any College program or activity, be denied the benefits of any College program or activity, or otherwise be subject to discrimination with regard to any college program or activity. Toward this end, and in conjunction with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, the College both accepts, and provides reasonable accommodations for, qualified students with various types of disabilities.

While Saint Joseph’s College is of Maine ready to provide reasonable accommodations, the students must make an effort to advocate for and avail himself/herself of all services and agreed upon modifications.

Procedures For Accessing Accommodations

Students with disabilities who need accommodations and services must follow these procedures:

  • The student contacts the Manager, Student Accessiablity Services upon admission to Saint Joseph’s College to receive the guidelines for documentation of a disability. The Manager explains to the student the College’s policies and procedures regarding accommodations.
  • The student provides current documentation according to the written guidelines regarding the disability. Documentation should indicate that the impairment is a disability that substantially limits a major life activity. School plans such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 Plan are useful but do not provide sufficient documentation to establish the rationale for accommodations. All files and information are confidential.
  • Procedures for Accessing Accommodations
  • Based on the nature of the disability and according to the documentation, reasonable accommodations are determined by the Manager, Student Accessibility Services. Determination of accommodations is provided to the student in writing
  • The student has the responsibility to inform and provide his/her faculty of any agreed upon accommodation(s) in writing.

Documentation that is submitted must originate with the evaluator(s), and will not be accepted from any other individual, including the student on whom the evaluation was conducted.

ADA Accommodations- Student by Holly Sanborn

All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:

Holly Sanborn
Manager, Student Accessibility Services
307 Alfond Hall
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084-5236
(207) 893-7562
Fax (207) 893-7866
hsanborn@sjcme.edu