Maine Media is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students regardless of disability.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Maine Media provides reasonable accommodations to all students with documented disabilities. Disability, as defined by the ADA, is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Examples of “major life activities” include, but are not limited to, walking, speaking, hearing, seeing, breathing, learning, working, performing manual tasks, and caring for one’s self. The Student Affairs Coordinator is available to speak with any individual regarding the campus’ ADA policies and procedures. Accommodations are made at the request of the student and should be given reasonable time to be processed prior to the start of the student’s program to ensure needs are being met for the duration of their time at Maine Media. Amendments may be made as needed at the request of the student. All personal information is self-disclosed and confidential.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Maine Media is required by law to adhere to the following standards:
- No student may be excluded from any program or any course solely on the basis of disability;
- Modifications in degree or course requirements that do not constitute a fundamental alteration of those degree or course requirements may be necessary to meet the needs of some students with disabilities;
- Auxiliary aids, such as tape recorders, note-takers, or amplification devices, must be permitted in the classroom when they are required to ensure the full participation of students with disabilities;
- Special teaching equipment or devices used in the classroom (and in some cases teaching techniques that rely upon the sight, hearing, or mobility of students) may require adaptation in individual cases;
- Alternate assessment and evaluation methods for measuring student achievement may be necessary for students with impaired sensory, manual, writing, or speaking skills (except where those are skills being measured), so long as such alternate methods do not constitute a fundamental alteration of academic requirements;
- Maine Media facilities must be accessible as required by law;
- Group meetings, classes, seminars, and/or lectures may have to be relocated to permit access for students with mobility impairments; and
- Counseling students with disabilities toward more restrictive careers than students without disabilities is discriminatory; unless such counsel is based on strict licensing or certification requirements in a profession.
The law does not require Maine Media to make accommodations that are unreasonable, unduly burdensome, or that fundamentally alter the nature of Maine Media’s programs or services, changes to facilities are only required by law under certain circumstances, and Maine Media is not responsible for services of a personal nature.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, discrimination based on disability is prohibited. Any discrimination, including harassment, should be reported using the Incident and Grievance form.
Grievance forms are reviewed by the Human Resources & Business Manager Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. Grievance forms are not designed as a Maine Media emergency response notification process. For a Maine Media emergency response please contact one of our Campus Oversight Team (COT) members.