The US Department of Justice states, “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.
To be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with an individual with a disability. An individual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are covered.”
American Islamic College offers reasonable accommodations for qualified students. Those accommodations include, but are not limited to,
- Use of computer for in-class exams and assignments.
- An alternative test format.
- Extra time for the completion of in-class exams.
- If available, a different room for in-class exams.
- If available, an alternate desk/chair.
A reasonable accommodation is defined as a service that does not negatively impact the culture of the college, the safety of its students, or the financial budget and responsibilities of the College.
To request an accommodation, the student must submit required documentation to the Office of Student Services. Based on the documentation submitted, the Office of Student Services will make a determination about the disability and accommodation. Once this documentation has been processed and a determination has been made, the Office of Student Services will inform the student and faculty of the approved accommodation. It is the student’s responsibility to remind his/her instructor of any accommodations that have been approved for in-class exams at least one week prior to the exam.
The following forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Services for processing at least one month prior to the start of the semester or academic year.
- Disability Accommodation Request Form.
- Medical Report.
- Office of Student Services Authorization Form.
Students with a disability who require additional accommodations should notify the instructor within the first week of the semester. Students must notify the Dean of Students by filing for disability within the 1st week of the semester. Please visit the Main office for details.