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XI. Compliance

Disability Services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
Students Requiring Special Accommodations (ADA)

Richard Bland College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the administration of its educational programs and activities, including admissions and employment practices, access to, or treatment in its programs and services. The Department of Student Success has been designated to coordinate compliance with the requirements of the Americans with

Disabilities Act (ADA). A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available by calling 711-VaRelay/ (804) 863-1615.

Students in need of accommodations not including housing must follow the procedures listed below:

  • Submit their documentation(s) of their disability to the Student Success Center, c/o Deputy ADA Coordinator, (804) 862-6100 ext. 8563, 1st Floor – Library.
  • Contact the Department of Student Success to schedule an appointment for accommodative services.
  • Bring all appropriate documentation to the appointment including but not limited to the most recent psychological educational evaluation of the student and his/ her most recent IEP for evaluation, medical documentation and during the meeting, a member of the Department will work with the student to determine the accommodation(s) he/she is eligible for based on the documentation provided.

Students who desire special housing accommodations should follow the procedures contained below:

ADA Grievance Procedure

This is RBC’s grievance procedure mandated under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (the Rehabilitation Act).  The ADA and the Rehabilitation Act prohibit RBC from excluding people from participation in its educational programs or activities based on their disability, from denying them the benefits of such programs or activities, and from discriminating against such individuals.  The ADA and Rehabilitation Act also require a process for grievances relating to disability-based discrimination.  Complaints should be addressed to:

Richard Bland College of William & Mary
Deputy ADA Coordinator
11301 Johnson Road
South Prince George, VA 23805

Procedures

  1. A complaint should be filed in writing, containing the name and address of the person filing it, and briefly describing the alleged violation of the regulations.
  2. A complaint should be filed within sixty (60) days after the complainant becomes aware of the alleged violation.
  3. An investigation, as may be appropriate, shall follow the filing of the complaint. The investigation will be conducted by the ADA Coordinator. These rules contemplate informal but thorough investigations, affording all persons and their representatives, if any, an opportunity to submit evidence relevant to a complaint.
  4. A written determination as to the validity of the complaint and a description of the resolution, if any, shall be issued by the ADA Coordinator and a copy forwarded to the complainant no later than ten (10) business days after its filing.
  5. The ADA Coordinator shall maintain the files and records of Richard Bland College complaints.
  6. The rights of a person to a prompt and equitable resolution of the complaint filed hereunder shall not be impaired by the person’s pursuit of other remedies such as the filing of an ADA complaint with the responsible federal department or agency. Use of this grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies.
  7. These rules shall be construed to protect the substantive rights of interested persons to meet appropriate process standards and to ensure that Richard Bland College complies with the ADA and implementing regulations.
  8. The complainant can request reconsideration of the case in instances where he or she is dissatisfied with the resolution. The request for reconsideration should be made to the RBC Executive Council within ten (10) days of receipt of the written determination. Such requests must be submitted to the Director of Human Resources at the following address:Richard Bland College of William & Mary
    Director of Human Resources
    11301 Johnson Road
    South Prince George, VA 23805The Director of Human Resources, who is also the Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action representative, coordinates ADA compliance.

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