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Disability Eligibility

Eligibility Statement: Mohave Community College is dedicated to ensuring compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Section 504 prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities by those who receive federal funds. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliments Section 504. The ADA is a Civil Rights Act protecting the rights of people with disabilities.

The ADA defines disability as: A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Examples of major life activities are: walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, thinking, concentrating, reading, learning, breathing, standing, etc.

An individual who meets the qualifications as a person with a disability cannot be discriminated against on the basis of that disability. MCC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals in order for the qualified individual to have equal opportunity in all facilities, programs and activities at Mohave Community College.

Eligibility Requirements

A student who wants an accommodation based on a disability must:

  • Have a disability covered by the law
  • Be qualified with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Identify himself/herself as having a covered disability
  • Request an accommodation

Qualified students with disabilities are not entitled to accommodations if they have not self-identified, have not provided appropriate documentation and have not requested accommodations.

In order to receive accommodations, a student must provide appropriate documentation of his/her disability to MCC Disability Services. That includes a diagnosis by a certified professional, as well as a description of the limitations that are a result of that diagnosis.