Compass College of Cinematic Arts ADA Policy Statement
ADA Coordinator: Austin Morse,
Compass College of Cinematic Arts (CCCA) will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The purpose of accommodation is to provide equal access to educational opportunities to students with disabilities, and the school does not intend that academic standards be altered, or that essential elements of programs or courses be changed. Accommodations are granted on the basis of determined needs and documentation of disabilities.
The goal of CCCA is to work in partnership with students, faculty and administrators to provide reasonable accommodations and supportive services to qualified students with disabilities. Toward this end, and in compliance with federal laws, CCCA strives to provide students who can meet the academic and technical standards for admission to and participation in its programs an opportunity to do so with or without educational auxiliary aids or other reasonable accommodations necessary to permit a student with disabilities the opportunity to gain a CCCA education. Reasonable accommodations do not include measures which fundamentally alter the academic programs of CCCA, or which place an undue financial burden on the school, or which may endanger the student or others at the college.
Both CCCA and the student have responsibilities to ensure equal educational opportunities. While the college stands ready to make accommodations, it is the student's responsibility to avail him or herself of all available services and to establish and maintain communication with the appropriate college personnel when those services are required.
Disabled students with special needs should contact the college campus ADA Coordinator identified above. Services for students with disabilities (learning, ADD/ADHD, physical or psychological) may include special accommodations or tutoring. With the student's written permission, the ADA Coordinator can also be a liaison to instructors regarding the student's special needs. Documentation of the disability(ies) by a qualified professional, completed within the last two (2) years must be on file with the college in order to initiate services. The documentation must indicate how the student is limited by his or her disability (e.g. cannot sit for periods of longer than 30 minutes, cannot see or hear beyond a certain distance, etc.), and how long the limitation(s) is/are expected to last. The college will make a good faith effort to provide effective accommodation to the student with a disability, however, it need not provide the most comprehensive or expensive accommodation requested by the student.