We provide encouragement and support.
We help facilitate class and testing accommodations.
We strive to make content accessible for your success.
It is the policy of Schoolcraft College that no person shall, on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, and/or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any program or activity or in employment.
The Disabilities Support Services office assists the College in ensuring equal access to programs and activities by facilitating accommodations and by providing encouragement and support for individuals with disabilities. Schoolcraft College strives to make all of its web resources accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Due to the move of traditional classes to a distance-learning format, the accommodations process for DSS-supported students has changed.
What is a Disability?
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a person with a disability is defined as anyone with a physical or emotional impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. In addition to those who have visible disabilities, the definition includes a wide range of invisible disabilities such as psychological disorders, learning disabilities, and certain chronic health impairments. A person is considered to be a person with a disability if he/she has a disability, has a record of a disability, or is regarded as having a disability.
Confidentiality of disability information is assured for individuals who are inquiring or receiving services. Documentation of a disability is required in order to receive classroom and/or testing accommodations.