2022-2023 Policy Library 
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2022-2023 Policy Library

Accessibility Services

Category: Governance/Legal
Title: Accessibility Services
Approved By: Senior Staff
Date Approved: August 24, 2016
Related Policies:
Additional References:
Responsible Official:
Office of the Dean of Students

Policy Statement

Claremont McKenna College’s commitment to creating a diverse, multicultural campus community includes many students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Our goal is to create and sustain an environment that allows people of all abilities to do their best work. Claremont McKenna College is committed to providing equal access to its programs, services and facilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments. Our compliance guidelines and benchmarks for Website and other Electronic Information Technology Accessibility are the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 for web content.
The Dean of Students Office is responsible for coordinating disability support services for students, with other College departments assisting in the provision of accommodations for students. The Department of Human Resources works with faculty and staff who qualify for accommodations. The Electronic and Information Technology Team addresses Website Accessibility/ADA compliance and other Electronic Information Technology Accessibility concerns.

Entities Covered by this Policy

  • All units of the College


Disability Support Services for Students

Assistant Dean of Students for Accessibility Services & Academic Success
Dean of Students Office
(909) 607-0316

Disability Support Services for Faculty and Staff

Department of Human Resources
(909) 621-8490

Website Accessibility/ADA Compliance

Electronic Information Technology Team Coordinator
(909) 607-7440

Overview, Student Requests

Determination of Accommodations

If you have a complaint or concern about the accommodations you recieve, please contact Nyree Gray


An Accessibility Services file is created for you and maintained by the Dean of Students Office. Your file, including your documentation, is considered confidential information and does not become part of your permanent record. Information contained in your Accessibility Services file is not normally shared with other campus offices or individuals without your written consent unless such information is needed to implement your accommodation(s).

Overview, Staff/Faculty Requests

To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, Claremont McKenna College will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or Employee) with a disability, where the individual’s disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless undue hardship would result. All employment decisions are based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, not the disability of the individual.

Applicants or Employees who require an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Human Resources Office or an immediate supervisor and request such an accommodation. Claremont McKenna College and the applicant or Employee will engage in the interactive process and identify possible accommodations, if any, that-will help eliminate the limitation. If the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, Claremont McKenna College will make the accommodation. If multiple accommodations are available, which accommodation is utilized will be at Claremont McKenna College’s discretion.