Disability Laws as Applied to SCC
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives individuals with disabilities civil rights protection against discrimination, which is similar to that provided to all individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion. The act guarantees equal opportunity in employment, public accommodations, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. https://www.ada.gov/
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that, “no otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States…shall solely by reason of …disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from the participation in, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
ADA Syllabus Statement - If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA services office located in Snyder 220. You can visit Disability Services to learn more about ADA services at Stanly Community College. It is important to request accommodations early enough to give the ADA services office adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Students are encouraged to initiate the request process 30 days prior to the beginning of a semester or class. Accommodations are not retroactive and can only become active after all required documents are submitted. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based solely on the recommendations of the ADA services office.