It is the policy of Danville Area Community College to provide an accessible campus, both in terms of the physical plant and programs/services. The College will comply with all requirements set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Illinois Accessibility Code of 1988, and all regulations implementing these Acts.
When either required or requested to do so, a DACC Disability Specialist will evaluate and verify a student’s need for auxiliary services and provide and coordinate the provision of reasonable academic support services and special accommodations for students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in and benefit from a specific source, program or activity under the following conditions:
The Vice President of Administrative Services reviews and coordinates physical plant modifications to ensure the accessibility of campus. The Testing & Academic Services Director, the Vice President of Administrative Services, and the Vice President of Human Resources shall work cooperatively to address the special needs of all students, employees, and visitors with disabilities who wish to access the College’s programs and services and to determine what modifications are available.
The Vice President of Human Resources will coordinate all requests for reasonable accommodations by staff, faculty, and applicants. Disabled individuals may request a reasonable accommodation to 1) enable them to complete an application and be considered for a position at Danville Area Community College, 2) perform the essential functions of a position, or 3) enable the disabled employee to enjoy the same benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated non-disabled employees. All requests for accommodation from faculty and staff are to be submitted in writing on the appropriate form(s) and with the appropriate supporting documentation for consideration and/or review. The review of the request may, at the discretion of the College, include an evaluation and determination of the scope of the disability and, if appropriate, request for additional medical documentation, examinations, and/or opinions. Accommodation decisions may be appealed through the designated appeals process.
The Vice President of Human Resources (Affirmative Action Officer and Section 504 Coordinator) is responsible for addressing concerns of students, staff, and the public regarding compliance and accessibility. The Director may be contacted at 217-443-8756 or firstname.lastname@example.org and her office is located in Vermilion Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 217.
If a student disagrees with the decision regarding the accommodation request, the student has a right to appeal using the following procedure:
Students may contact the Office for Civil Rights at 1-800-368-1018, TDD: 1-800-537-7697 or OCRComplaint@hhs.gov.