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About the Committee

Brief Description

Advocacy and education committee.

Mission Statement

Carleton College is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities. To nurture and support this commitment, the Accessibility and Awareness Committee will assist and advise the College [via reports to the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students] regarding issues such as integration into the life of the College, access to academic programs, co-curricular activities, employment, and facilities, and increasing awareness of the special challenges encountered by students and staff with disabilities.

Composition

Coordinator for Disability Services [convener and co-chair]; Director for Human Resources [or designated person, co-chair]; An Associate Dean of Students [oversight of the Disability Services Office]; 1 Associate Dean of the College; Director for Facilities and Capital Planning [or designated person]; 2 students [1 appointed by CSA and 1 appointed by the Coordinator for Disability Services].

Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students [Institutional ADA Coordinator] will be an ex-officio member of the Accessibility Awareness Committee.

Preferred Skills & Experience of Committee Members

Interest in disability issues and a desire to make Carleton a more accessible and welcoming place for individuals with disabilities. Knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act is necessary and professional development and training on these topics will be provided.

Jurisdiction

The group will assist and advise the College regarding issues such as integration into the life of the College, access to academic programs, co-curricular activities, employment, and facilities, and increasing awareness of the special challenges encountered by students and staff with disabilities.

On an annual and as needed basis the Accessibility Awareness Committee will make recommendations to the Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students.

In special circumstances the Accessibility Awareness Committee may be convened to serve as a consultation body for the ADA Institutional Coordinator in the event of a filed complaint.