WHEREAS, Congress has enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Washtenaw Community College intends to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; and
WHEREAS, providing access to education for persons with disabilities is part of the mission of this institution;
THEREFORE, the Board of Trustees hereby directs the administration to prepare, publish, and distribute policy statements and procedures to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to take prompt action to implement the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Policy statements may be issued and procedures implemented covering the following areas:
1. Appointment of an ADA Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act .
2. Conduction of a self-evaluation of all programs and activities of the institution.
3. Preparation of an institutional budget for the activities of the ADA Coordinator.
4. Other steps deemed necessary by the administration to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, unless these pose an undue burden or would result in a fundamental alteration of programs of the institution.
Further, the administration shall solicit the involvement of the community and individuals
with disabilities in conducting the self-evaluation and in setting priorities for
The administration shall report to the Board of Trustees as needed on the progress being made towards compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Adopted: April 24, 1979
Revised: June 26, 1990
Administrative Review: May 2002