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Disability Support Services

Grand Rapids Community College is committed to providing appropriate accommodations for staff with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  

All students wishing to request accommodations, please go to the Disability Support Services webpage.

Faculty or staff, requiring accommodations should discuss their needs with their supervisor and/or Human Resources Generalist.  The Office of the General Counsel and/or the Director of Accessibility will serve as a resource to all parties during this process.  In most cases, the employee will be asked to submit documentation of the qualifying disability and requested accommodations in writing.  Documentation of the qualifying disability should be from the medical practitioner who diagnosed the disability or who is providing care related to the disability. In reviewing requests for ADA accommodations, every effort will be made to keep all communications confidential.

CAP Project - Creating an Accessible Campus for All

The purpose of this project is to make GRCC’s services, programs, facilities and technology universally accessible to all persons regardless of disability.

Activities will include developing an academic policy requiring the use of accessible materials in all curriculum; conducting a campus wide technology accessibility audit and implementing recommendations; assessing the need for additional staffing to ensure continued technological compliance and providing resources to help faculty adapt curriculum.   

  • Culture:  Create a culture of inclusion “Our job is not to make disability go away, nor pretend that it is not there. Instead, it is to respect its complexity, and to respond to it with honesty, vision and intelligence.”
  • Physical environment:  Eliminate physical barriers to campus.
  • Technology:  Comply with legal standards for accessibility
  • Capacity: Provide ongoing support and resources for faculty to design curriculum using principles of universal design and make adaptations as necessary.