In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Worsham College is fully committed to providing educational services to all individuals, regardless of disability. To accommodate individuals with disabilities, it is the policy of Worsham College to:
- Administer educational courses in facilities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities or make alternative arrangements;
- Make such modifications to its courses and curriculum as are necessary to ensure that the places and manners in which the course is given are accessible to individuals with disabilities; and
- Provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for persons with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills.
Provided, however, Worsham College will not admit any individual to its program or offer modifications and auxiliary aids to an individual if any of the following conditions apply:
- If the individual poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others;
- If the modifications in the course or the provision of the auxiliary aid or service requested will fundamentally alter the course of study, or result in an undue burden to Worsham College; or
- If the individual cannot meet the basic eligibility criteria set forth below or elsewhere in the admissions policies and requirements of Worsham College.
Students who require accommodations/services must speak with the program director. This can be done over the phone, by email, or in-person. The student will be advised of the required documentation.
Disability Accommodation Policy
Worsham is committed to providing equal educational opportunities to all students, including those with disabilities. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Worsham has established the following policy for providing accommodations to students with disabilities:
- Notification: It is the responsibility of the student to disclose that they have a disability and request reasonable accommodations as early as possible, preferably before the start of the semester. Students can do so by contacting the Program Director and the Academic Success Office, which coordinates disability accommodations.
- Documentation: The student must provide appropriate documentation of their disability from a qualified professional (e.g., medical doctor, psychologist, etc.) to the Program Director. The documentation must establish that the student has a disability and support the requested accommodations.
- Reasonable Accommodations: Worsham will provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, as determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the student.
- Timeliness: Accommodations will be provided in a timely manner, but the college may need reasonable notice in order to implement certain accommodations. Students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as possible to allow for adequate time for implementation.
- Confidentiality: Information regarding a student’s disability and accommodations will be kept confidential and shared only on a need-to-know basis with college personnel involved in implementing the accommodations.
- Ongoing Review: Accommodations may be reviewed and revised as needed to ensure that they continue to be appropriate and effective.
Worsham is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for all students. If a student believes that their accommodation needs have not been met, they are encouraged to contact the Program Director to discuss their concerns.
Updated April 2023