Due to campus construction the Office of Accessibility (OOA) has moved to JHUC 902 for the summer months.
Office of Accessibility
The Office of Accessibility (formerly the Student Success Office) is the first stop for information and assistance to support students with disabilities.
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. The OOA at Bay College has programs to ensure that no student with a disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subject to discrimination because of the absence of educational auxiliary aids for students with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills. Bay College shall take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with students with disabilities are as effective as communications with others. A student has to request support services. 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. The College will give primary consideration to the accommodation requested by the student with a disability. Requested accommodations will be reviewed in accordance with the process outlined in Bay College Board Policy 1061.2 (Procedure for Requesting an Accommodation). In the event a requested modification is determined inappropriate because it would fundamentally alter an academic requirement, the College will consider alternative modifications in accordance with Bay College Board Policy 1061.2 (Procedure for Requesting an Accommodation).
Individuals with disabilities have a right to:
•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)
•Specialized testing including extended time for tests and/or access to distraction reduced testing environment
•Reader and/or scribe
•Alternative format textbooks
•The use of a recorder for academic needs
•Interpreter for the deaf
Additional information on services for wounded Veterans may be available - National Resource Directory
These federal laws promote:
- 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
Inquiries related to the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap, should be directed to the Director of Human Resources 906-217-4049.