Article I.01 Disability and Accommodation: Procedures

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Article I.01 Disability and Accommodation Procedures 

Audiovisual Media

Audiovisual media used in the classroom and on distance learning platforms for training or instructional purposes will provide either closed or open captions, interactive transcripts, or subtitles, whichever is most appropriate. These accommodations will also be provide (upon request) for all campus-sponsored events. 

Students

Students who need accommodation should contact Disability Support Services at 636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581. Additional information can be found on the Disability Support Services webpage. 

All students are expected to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct. If behavior negatively impacts instruction or learning opportunities for other students, it becomes a conduct issue and will be addressed per the college conduct policy. 

Employment Applicants

Employment applicants who need accommodation should contact the Director of Human Resources at 636-922-8593. Employment applicants who request accommodation and can be reasonably accommodated without creating an undue hardship or causing a direct threat to workplace safety will be given the same consideration for employment as any other applicant. Hiring managers must report all requests for accommodation to the Director of Human Resources.

Employees

Employees who need a workplace accommodation due to disability are responsible for requesting the accommodation either to their supervisor or to the Director of Human Resources. When supervisors receive a request, they must forward to the Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources will initiate a collaboration process involving Human Resources, the employee, and department management to determine the type of documentation necessary to verify the disability, and it is the responsibility of the employee to provide the requested documentation. 

Following verification, the Director of Human Resources and the employee, with input from department management, will identify possible accommodation. The Director of Human Resources will make the final determination regarding accommodation and will provide the employee with written notification of the determination. If the employee is not satisfied with the determination, they may follow up with the Director of Human Resources to discuss alternate accommodations. If additional follow up is needed, the employee may use the Problem Solving process.

All College employees have a legal obligation to maintain confidentiality regarding student or employee disability information and records. Student information is maintained by Disability Support Services and employee information is maintained by Human Resources. Records are shared on a limited basis only to the extent necessary to provide accommodations. 

Additional Resources:

 
Any individual who requires a stair lift may contact the Department of Public Safety at 636-922-8545.

Definitions

Disability: a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of the individual, and having a record of such an impairment or being regarded as having such an impairment. 

Major Life Activities: include, but are not limited to the following: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. 

Reasonable Accommodation: includes any changes to the work environment and may include making existing facilities readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities; appropriate adjustment or modifications of examinations, training materials, or policies; the provision of qualified readers or interpreters; job restructuring; part-time or modified work schedules; telecommuting; reassignment to a vacant position; acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; and other accommodations as appropriate. 

Captions: Text aimed at describing all audio content of media including spoken dialogue, non-speech information (such as the identity of speakers and manner of speaking), music, and sound effects. 

Closed Captioning: Captions which are only displayed if the viewer chooses to decode or activate them. 

Open Captioning: Captions which are visible to all viewers and cannot be activated. 

Interactive Transcripts: Transcripts which are viewed side-by-side with audiovisual material and can be scrolled and reviewed as it is streaming. Interactive transcripts may be an acceptable alternative to captioning of video or other media if captions are not available. 

Content Owner: Human Resources/Student Services
Issued: 02/2013
Revised: 11/2015, 12/2020

 

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