EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/26/2001
VCCS POLICY NO:, 6.0.1, 6.0.8
REVISED DATE: 10/21/2021
  1. Purpose:

    To ensure students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs, services, and activities through the delivery of reasonable accommodations and services as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA AA).

  2. Definitions:

    Disability: a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, which may include, but not be limited to seeing, walking, talking, breathing, hearing, learning, etc. A substantial limitation exists if the manner, duration, or condition under which the activity is performed is significantly limited when compared to most people.

    Reasonable accommodation: an adaptation to a program or service that allows a student with a disability to participate in the program or service. Accommodations may include the provision of auxiliary aids such as tape recorders, note-takers, extra time on tests, interpreters, etc.

  3. Policy:

    J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Reynolds) is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to educational programs, services, and activities.

    All qualified students with disabilities are guaranteed by law, a learning environment that provides reasonable accommodation for the disability. Qualified students are students who, with or without accommodations, meet requirements for admission to an educational program, service, or activity.

    Students, faculty, and staff are required to utilize this policy and its related procedures in order to request, authorize, and/or implement reasonable accommodations. A student's failure to comply with the policy and procedures outlined may result in the denial of services.

    Because students with similar disabilities may not equally benefit from the same auxiliary aid or service, the college shall analyze each request on a case-by-case basis within specific context to the activity in which the student plans to participate.

    Accommodation requests and services are not retroactive. Any request for accommodation after an educational experience has occurred will not be honored.

  4. Procedures:

    Procedures for Eligibility of Students with Disabilities to Receive Accommodations, 1-15

  5. Other Information: