Affirmative Action

Accommodation of Disabilities

Accommodation of Disabilities

MICA is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These and other federal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities. Under the ADA, "disability" means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity of an individual; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. A substantial impairment is one that significantly limits or restricts a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, performing manual tasks, walking, or caring for oneself.

The Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Colleen Cashill, has been designated as the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator responsible for coordinating efforts to comply with these disability laws, including investigation of any complaint.

Americans with Disability Act (ADA) claims are now administered by The Hartford.

Students with Disabilities

MICA is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities with reasonable accommodations and support needed to ensure equal access to all programs and activities of the College.

Requests for accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may request accommodations through the Learning Resource Center and are encouraged to contact the LRC prior to arrival on campus to discuss the accommodation process.

Employees with Disabilities

Pursuant to the ADA, MICA will provide reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified employees with disabilities. An accommodation is not reasonable if it poses an undue hardship to the College.

An employee with a disability is responsible for making a request for accommodation, in writing, to their Human Resources Specialist and providing appropriate documentation.