BMCC’s services to students with disabilities gives access to and equalization of educational opportunities on a college-wide basis. Students can request services at anytime but must register with our Disability Compliance Officer to receive accommodations. They are expected to provide appropriate documentation of their disabilities. All assistance is arranged on an individual basis.
Disabilities commonly include hard of hearing, low vision, mobility impairments and learning disabilities, attention disorders and psychological disabilities.
BMCC is committed to providing equal access to all students through the removal of architectural and attitudinal barriers. Considerable remodeling of facilities on our campus has occurred and providing services to students with disabilities is an important goal at BMCC. Where necessary, ramps have been installed, a lift has been installed, sidewalks have been modified, and a number of other projects to eliminate barriers have been undertaken.
Faculty and staff are informed, understanding, and supportive of equal access to our institution.
It is the policy of Blue Mountain Community College to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended in the Workforce Investment Act), the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended) and other applicable federal and state regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Compliance means that no otherwise qualified person shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any service, program or activity operated by BMCC. Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodation/modification needed to ensure equal access to employment, educational opportunities, programs and activities in the most appropriate, integrated setting, except when such accommodation creates undue hardship on the part of the provider.
BMCC provides access to the interactive education application “In Their Shoes” that brings a higher level of awareness of what it is like to have a disability and the various ways they can assist students with disabilities at all our BMCC locations.
To access the college data, use College ID: bmccshoes
Contact: Roman Olivera
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Access to Success with Disabilities Handbook
Differences Between High School and College
In order to provide reasonable and appropriate academic accommodations to those students at BMCC who have disabilities, the Disability Services office requires documentation which shows the current disability and its impact on academic functioning. Therefore, the documentation the student provides must include the following information:
It must be understood that evaluation reports themselves do not automatically qualify a student for registration with Disability Services. All of the items listed above must clearly show the presence of a disabling condition and clearly justify the need for reasonable accommodations. Disability Services will make the final decision as to whether reasonable and appropriate accommodations are needed and can be provided to the student.
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Report from an audiologist or otolaryngologist that includes the following:
Physical Disability and/or Health-Related Impairment
Letter or report from a physician in an appropriate medical specialization that includes the following:
Report or letter from a speech pathologist or physician that includes the following:
Report or letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that includes the following:
Report from a psychologist or psychiatrist that includes the following:
Specific Learning Disabilities
A comprehensive psycho-educational assessment from a psychologist or learning disabilities specialist that includes the following: NOTE: All of these tests must be based on adult norms.
Psychological and Psychiatric Disability
Psychological or neuropsychological evaluation or report from a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist that includes the following:
Questions? Contact our Disability Compliance Officer (541) 278-5958 DisabilityServices@bluecc.edu
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