BP 5140: Accessible Education Services (AES)/Student Disability Services

Students with disabilities shall be reasonably accommodated pursuant to federal and state requirements in all applicable programs at Mt. Hood Community College.

The Accessible Education Services (AES) program shall be the primary provider for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, or instruction that facilitate equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who benefit from instruction as required by federal and state laws.

AES shall be available to students with verified disabilities. The services to be provided include, but are not limited to, reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, technology accessibility, accessible facilities, equipment, instructional programs, rehabilitation counseling, and academic counseling.

No student with disabilities is required to participate in the AES program.

The college shall respond in a timely manner to accommodation requests involving academic adjustments. The President shall establish administrative regulations to implement this policy which, at a minimum, provides for an individualized review of each such request and permits interim decisions on such requests pending final resolution by the appropriate administrator or designee.

The President shall assure that the AES program conforms to all requirements established by the relevant law and regulations.

Adopted: 3/8/6

Revised: 4/6/10

29 U.S. Code Sections 701 et seq.;
NWCCU Standard 2.C.2
ORS 659.850