CMC is committed to helping students with disabilities receive the accommodations that are right for them. Information provided through the accommodations request process is confidential and collaborative between Accessibility Services and the student. Students are encouraged to communicate thoroughly about their needs so that appropriate accommodations can be implemented to best support them.
Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive process. The current and anticipated impact of your disability in the CMC educational setting helps to determine your accommodations. Your request form and supporting documentation will be reviewed and reasonable accommodations will be identified and discussed with you during an intake meeting. Unless there is a change in the impact of your disability, or unless you wish to discuss different accommodations, your accommodations will remain in effect as long as your documentation is current. As you move through your time at CMC, it is your responsibility to request modifications if the provided accommodations are not effective.
- Categories of reasonable accommodations at CMC include:
- Examples include, but are not limited to, note-taking assistance, use of an audio recorder or laptop in class, written materials provided in an alternate format, or use of assistive technology
- Special diet or preparation needs for food
- Examples include, but are not limited to, medical single, air-conditioning, non-carpeted room, or emotional support animal
- Examples include, but are not limited to, transportation to and from class, tray assistance in the dining hall or first-floor classroom assignments
- Examples include, but are not limited to extended time, distraction reduced testing environment, use of a word processor
- The College does not provide services of a personal nature (such as attendants, homework assistance, or tutors), typing services, or prescriptive aids such as eyeglasses or hearing aids, nor does it provide diagnostic evaluations of disabilities.
- The interactive process seeks to determine reasonable accommodations for students that fit their needs based on medical documentation. Unreasonable accommodations would include those that might fundamentally alter the academic program or lower the standards of the College (e.g., waiver of essential course requirements, attendance, etc.).
If the Assistant Dean of Students for Accessibility Services & Academic success finds that a requested accommodation is not necessary and/or reasonable, the student may file a written appeal with the CMC Chief Civil Rights Officer within five (5) business days of the denial. See the CMC Civil Rights Policy for more information. Upon receipt of the appeal, the Chief Civil Rights Officer or designee will review all of the relevant information and provide a written response within five (5) business days granting the appeal and modifying the initial decision, or denying the appeal and maintaining the initial decision. The decision of the Chief Civil Rights Officer shall be final. Allegations of discrimination should be made through the College’s grievance procedures. The CMC Associate Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Civil Rights Office is Nyree Gray.