Moreno Valley College provides a mainstreamed learning environment for students who identify themselves with a disability to the Disability Support Services (DSS) office. Students must be able to function independently, are responsible for informing the College of their individual needs, and must provide the appropriate documentation for services.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the college ensures admission, services, activities, facilities, and academic programs are accessible to and usable by qualified students with disabilities.
By federal law, a "person with a disability" is someone who has a "physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities." Faculty and staff are not notified of a student's disability but are informed of their approved academic adjustments through an accommodation letter provided by the student. The purpose of adjustments is to provide equal access to the programs and opportunities available on campus.
Possible academic adjustments may include:
- Use of a Sign Language Interpreter or Real-Time Captioner for in classroom and campus events
- Extended Time / Alternate Location - for test taking
- Testing Accommodations - reading of tests, use of computer for word processing or speech access, or use of calculator
- Computer Assistance - adaptive technology and training
- Alternative Media Formats - instructional materials transcribed from print media to Braille
- Reader Services - textbooks transcribed to a digital format
- Note-taking Services
- Audio Recording of Lectures
- Preferential Seating in the classroom and access to adaptive furniture
Faculty Resource Guides
Additional specific information pertaining to students with disabilities can be found in DSS's faculty resource guides.
- Faculty Guide to Students with Disabilitiespdf