Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California State Law
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA), Government Code Section 11135, and other applicable codes, the Los Angeles Community College District andLos Angeles Pierce College do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
In order to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all of its programs, services, and activities, Los Angeles Pierce College will make reasonable modifications to policies and practices, as well as provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication, including sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other alternate formats to ensure information is accessible to people who have speech, hearing, vision, or cognitive impairments.
Anyone who requires auxiliary aides and services for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures, should communicate with the responsible department or event contact as soon as possible, but no later than three days before the scheduled event. No surcharge will be placed to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids or making reasonable modifications to create access.
In terms of employment, Los Angeles Pierce College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and will comply with the Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as the ADA Title I including the regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation.
The Office of Diversity Programs at LACCD has been designated to coordinate the College’s compliance with the ADA and with sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Neither the ADA, nor state law, requires Los Angeles Pierce College to take action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs, activities or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. Complaints that a program, activity or service of Los Angeles Pierce College is not accessible should be directed to Paul Nieman, College ADA Coordinator at 818-710-4121 or email at LAPC-ADA@Piercecollege.edu