Office of Accessibility

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Justin Berg
Director of Accessibility

HUB Office 811
Phone: 906.217.4017
Fax: 906.217.1611

ooa@baycollege.edu

The Office of Accessibility (OOA) is the first stop for information and assistance to support students with disabilities. If you wiould like to view the information presented on these pages in a printed version, then download the Accessibility brochure.

Accommodations

The OOA at Bay College strives to reduce the impact of a disability on a student's opportunity to learn and participate in campus life by providing accommodations to eligible students at Bay College. For more information, visit the Student Accommodations web page.

A student will need to request Accommodation.  This is not automatically provided.  A student may request accommodations by completing an online Accommodation Request Form/Intake Information Questionnaire, which is located on myBay under Current Students.  
 


Individuals with Disabilities Have a Right to:

  • Request accommodations
  • Receive accommodations appropriate to their disability in order to fully participate in, or benefit from, Bay College's programs, services, and activities in a non-discriminatory, integrated manner.

Typical Services Offered (not an inclusive list)

  • Extended time for tests and quizzes
  • Access to a distraction reduced testing environment
  • Note-taking assistance 
  • Reading assistant software
  • Dictation software
  • The use of a recorder for academic needs
Additional information on services for wounded Veterans may be available - National Resource Directory
 


Americans with Disabilities Act 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability and mandates that equal access and reasonable accommodations be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Under the ADA-AA any person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of his/her major life functions is defined as disabled. Students with disabilities may not be segregated and are fully included in the institution's existing programs and activities.

 
  • Eliminating barriers to independence because of a person's disability
  • Prohibiting discrimination for a qualified student because of their disability
  • Providing a student with a disability reasonable and effective accommodations

Procedure for Filing a Complaint of Disability Discrimination


All Complaints of disability are subject to the College’s Board Policy 1061 which contains the grievance procedure for filing a disability discrimination complaint. Board Policy 1061 applies to complaints of discrimination against College Employees, Students, and Third-Parties.
In accordance with Policy 1061.3, all formal grievances regarding complaints of disability discrimination must be submitted in writing within ten (10) business days of the alleged discrimination to:

Justin Berg
Director of Accessibility
Bay College
Student Success Center: HUB Office 811
Escanaba Campus
(906) 217-4017
E-mail: justin.berg@baycollege.edu
Bay College Main,
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
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