Policy 2.05


Individuals with Disabilities


Part 1. Access and Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities

Minneapolis College is committed to ensuring its programs, services and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities through its compliance with state and federal laws. The College recognizes that individuals with disabilities may need accommodations to have equally effective opportunities to participate in or benefit from its programs, services and activities.

Part 2. Definitions

Subpart A. An individual with a Disability

Any person who has a physical or mental impairment which materially limits one or more of their major life activities.

Any person who has a record of such impairment, which means that a person has a history of, or has been classified as, having a mental or physical impairment that materially limits one or more major life activities.

Any person who is regarded as having such an impairment.

Subpart B. Qualified Individual

An individual who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices; the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers; or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for receipt of services or participation in a system office, college, or university program or activity. Essential eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to, academic and technical standards requisite to admission or participation in an education program or activity.

Subpart C. Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations may include modifications to: rules, policies or practices; the removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers; provision of auxiliary aids; or the provision of equally effective programs, services or activities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations will not be provided for personal devices or services even though the individual may be a qualified individual with a disability or if they result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program or activity or in undue financial or administrative burdens. Reasonable accommodations do not include elimination of an essential function of a job or course.

Subpart D. Personal Devices and Services

Examples of personal devices and services include wheelchairs, individually prescribed devices such as prescription eyeglasses or hearing aids, readers for personal use or study or services of a personal nature including assistance in eating, toileting or dressing.

Part 3. Request for Documentation

Minneapolis College may require an individual who requests an accommodation to provide documentation indicating their limitations and the need for an accommodation.‚Äč

Date of Adoption: 7/1/1999

Date of Implementation (if different from from adoption date):

Date of Last Review: 8/7/2007

Date and Subject of Revisions: