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Accessibility of Programs & Facilities Standard (Access & Admissions Section)

C. Accessibility of Programs and Facilities Standard:  The educational entity has made all facilities that house CTE programs/courses accessible to and useable by all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.

1.  Educational entity facilities are accessible for all students, including students with disabilities.

 

A.  Do educational entity facilities adhere to the accessibility standards for the dates when the facilities were constructed or last renovated?
B.  Do educational entity facilities provide equal access to all students, including students with disabilities?
C.  If separate programs or facilities exist for students with disabilities, are they comparable to those for students without disabilities?

 

D.  When there are facilities that are inaccessible, does the educational entity develop and enact a transitional plan to make the facilities accessible?

 

E.  When facilities are modified or renovated, are the facilities made accessible for students with disabilities?

 

F.  Do programs/activities not operated by the educational entity, but considered part of or equivalent to, adhere to the same standards for equal access?

 

G.  Do persons with disabilities have convenient access to changing facilities and shower facilities?

 

H. Are programs which are open to the public or to parents accessible?

2.  Educational entity facilities are accessible for all students, including students of both sexes.

 

A.  Do educational entity facilities provide equal access to all students, including students of both sexes?

 

B.  Does the educational entity provide comparable changing rooms, showers, and other facilities for students of both sexes and for students with disabilities?

 

C.  If there is a disparity, does the educational entity provide a legitimate, non-discriminatory rationale?

 

D.  When facilities are modified or renovated, are the facilities made accessible to students of both sexes in CTE courses or programs?

3.  Educational entity facilities are accessible to all students, including minority and non-minority students.

 

A.  Does the educational entity have a process for determining the locations and accessibility of CTE programs for persons from national origin minority communities?

 

B.  When facilities are modified or renovated, are they readily accessible to minority and non-minority communities and free from having a segregative effect?

 

C.  Are the programs offered in a manner which does not tend to identify the facility/program as intended for minority or non-minority students?
D.  CTE sites are readily accessible to minority and non-minority communities and their location does not have a segregative effect?

4.   The educational entity must ensure that equipment, software, and technology is accessible to students with disabilities.

 

A.  Is equipment, software, and technology used in career and technical education programs accessible to students with disabilities?

 

B.  If equipment, software, and technology are not accessible to students with disabilities, does the educational entity mitigate the effects of the barriers and ensure equal access for students with disabilities in career and technical education courses and programs?

5.  The educational entity should provide accessible programs, services and activities for students with disabilities.

 

A.  Does the educational entity have a policy regarding exclusion from, denial of benefits of, or discrimination in any course, program, service, or activity solely on the basis of disability?

 

B.  Does the educational entity provide aides and services to assist students with disabilities in participating in CTE programs?

 

C.  Does the educational entity faculty receive training and information on providing accommodations for students with disabilities?

 

D.  Are any facilities, services or activities identifiable as being for persons with a disability comparable to those offered to students without a disability?

6.  The educational entity should provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities.

 

A.  Does the educational entity provide academic adjustments where necessary to prevent discrimination (e.g., modified course examinations)?

 

B.  Are course examinations offered in such a way that disabled students’ achievement levels or other factors are measured, and not their disability?

 

C.  Does the educational entity adjust academic requirements (e.g., adjusting the length of time to complete degree requirements) to meet the needs of individual students with a disability?

 

D.  Does the educational entity routinely provide auxiliary aids to students with disabilities in CTE programs when the accommodation is not perceived to alter fundamentally the essential elements of the program?

7.  The educational entity should provide placement for an individual with a disability in the educational environment, to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student.

 

A.  Does the educational entity provide placement for an individual with a disability in the regular educational environment of any vocational program to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the student?*

 

B.  If the answer to the above is no, can it be demonstrated that education of the student with a disability in the regular environment with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily?

 

C. Does the educational entity provide nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities for individuals with disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate to their needs?

 

D. Does the educational entity place a student in a career and technical program only when 504 FAPE requirements for evaluation, placement and procedural safeguards have been satisfied?

 

 *A free appropriate public education should be designed to meet individual educational needs of persons with disabilities as adequately as the needs of persons without disabilities are met.