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Reasonable Accommodations - Definitions


Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodation does not negate requirements for successful completion of a program, course, service and/or activity, adherence to generally acceptable standards of behavior and the College's General and Academic Student Rights and Responsibilities, and adherence to administrative and faculty/staff directions and instructions.

In determining the College's ability to offer reasonable accommodation to an otherwise qualified student with a disability, each request for an accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Factors to be examined include among others:

  • the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an educational program or service;
  • the purpose and nature of the program, course, and/or service;
  • the precise education-related abilities and functional limitations of the student and how those limitations could be overcome with reasonable accommodations;
  • the nature and cost of accommodation required in relation to the College's financial resources;
  • the consequences of such an accommodation upon the operation and educational mission of the College, course, program, service and/or activity;
  • other federal, state and local regulatory requirements.


Reasonable Accommodations

An otherwise qualified student who requires attendant care services must make arrangements to provide for his/her own attendant care services. The College does not assume the coordination or financial responsibilities for attendant care services.

The College is not required to offer or provide accommodation, to admit or to continue to admit, an individual with a disability to any particular program, course, service, and/or provide educational opportunities and other services when:

  • the educational standards or mission of CVCC would be substantially altered;
  • the nature of the program, course, service, and/or activity would be fundamentally altered;
  • the student is not otherwise qualified (with or without accommodations) to meet the academic and technical standards required for admission or participation in an educational program, course, service and/or activity;
  • the effects of the disability cannot be overcome even with reasonable accommodation;
  • the individual would not be able to complete the program, course, service, and/or activity, even with reasonable accommodations;
  • an undue financial or administrative hardship (college-wide) would be caused by the accommodation;
  • if the individual would still pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or others.


Temporary Accommodations Policy and Procedures

CVCC realizes that students attend college at various times in their lives and may not have documentation that complies with the College's Documentation Policy. In order to show good faith efforts toward students with disabilities, the College will consider temporary accommodations if the documentation the student can provide supports the accommodation requested. If insufficient documentation is received, the following may occur:
  • The student will be provided minimal/temporary accommodations supported if the documentation provided supported the accommodation in a different setting.
  • The student will sign a Temporary Accommodation Agreement. The agreement will clearly state the provisional accommodations and termination date.
  • The student who is provided temporary accommodations must present documentation that complies with the College's Documentation Policy by the end of the current semester in order for accommodations to continue.
  • The student who does not present documentation that complies with the College's Documentation Policy by the end of the current semester will forfeit his/her right to accommodations for future semesters until appropriate documentation is provided.

Decisions regarding the provision of temporary accommodations may be appealed to the College's ADA Coordinator.


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Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7299
FAX: 434.832.9966

Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2109F

Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 8:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM