Saint Joseph’s College is committed to providing equal education opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. 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 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 ADA Accommodations Manager 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 ADA Accommodations Manager. 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.
All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:
ADA Accommodations Coordinator , Online Programs
304 Alfond Hall
Saint Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084-5236
Tel. (207) 893-7825
Fax (207) 893-7866
In the case that June Irvine is not available, feel free to contact the on ADA Accommodations Manager, Holly Sanborn at (207) 893-7866 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) in the pursuit of equal education for all, has adopted a learning management instrument called Read&Write that is available to all students, faculty, and staff. Read&Write is an accessibility tool that can assist students to be more consistent and confident in their reading and writing. Features include text to speech, speech to text, language translation and a Read&Write toolbar that makes documents, files and web pages more accessible. Please contact June Irvine (207) 893-7825 or Holly Sanborn (207) 893-7562 in ACE for more information.
Introducing Read&Write – review this powerpoint presentation to learn more about Read&Write