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Disability Services

Policy Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2009 prohibit discrimination on the basis of a disability and mandate that equal access and reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. Under the ADA/ADAAA, any person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life functions is defined as disabled.

Finger Lakes Community College shall provide an equal educational opportunity for all qualified students as outlined in the College mission statement and Strategic Plan. FLCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in its educational programs, admissions, activities or employment policies, and also does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record in its employment policies. Students with disabilities may not be segregated and are fully included in the institution's existing programs and activities.

Reason for Policy

This policy protects students with disabilities against discrimination in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2009.

Applicability of Policy

All College employees and students should be familiar with this policy.

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