Services for students with physical, sensory, attention, and learning disabilities are provided through the Learning Center and the Coordinator of Disability Resources. The assurance of equal access is based in Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as in the ethical principles guiding the extraordinary Marymount College experience.
The goals of Disability Resources are to:
• Ensure that students with disabilities can actively participate in all areas of college life
• Provide and coordinate comprehensive support services and programs that enable students with disabilities to maximize their potential
• Increase awareness among all members of the College community regarding access and disability issues
• Strive to ensure that students with disabilities are given the opportunity to perform at a level commensurate with their ability
• Promote techniques for teaching and learning that most effectively aid students in achieving their goals
• Provide leadership within the community, advocacy and support services for qualified students, and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students
The Coordinator is responsible for:
• accepting, reviewing, evaluating, and maintaining documentation
• determining eligibility for and appropriateness of accommodations
• developing procedures for and facilitating accommodations
• informing the community (students, faculty, staff, and administration) about procedures and services
• acting as a liaison between students and faculty/ staff/administration
• advocating for students
• assisting students in understanding and developing individual coping strategies for their particular disability(ies), and educating faculty/staff/ administration regarding disabilities and accommodations that enable students to achieve their potential.
The use of technology can be a valuable asset to students with disabilities. Technological support at Marymount College for those with disabilities is available through the Coordinator of Disability Resources, and includes the following:
KURZWEIL 3000 (for students with learning disabilities) and KURZWEIL1000 (for students who are blind or have visual impairments) – enables printed materials (e.g., syllabi, course handouts, etc.) to be scanned onto a computer and enlarged or read aloud at computer stations. This allows students to read along with text, take notes, and highlight on the computer in the Learning Center. It also provides a dictionary and thesaurus.
INSPIRATION – allows students to create graphic organizers to be used to create outlines for improving writing.
DRAGON NATURALLY SPEAKING – voice-activated software that also allows students to use voice commands to edit and format text, search the web or send email.
LIVE SCRIBE SMART PEN – records lecture while students take notes.
Assistance in learning how to use assistive technology is available through the Coordinator of Disability Resources and the MAST Program Learning Specialists.
- Support Services for Students with Disabilities
- Application for Support Services Disabilities
- Documentation Guidelines for Disability Resources
- How Support Services Differ between High School & College
- Marymount College Handbook for Students with Disabilities
- MAST Program - Mariner Academic Strategies and Techniques
Marymount California University is committed to making all programs and services accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Marymount California University prohibits any discrimination on the basis of disability. This applies to any aspect of the University’s operation including, but not limited to, admissions, academic requirements, financial aid, housing, or any other school-administered program or service.
Any individual who has questions or concerns regarding accessibility to any facility, program, or service should contact:
Coordinator, Disability Resources and ADA/504 Coordinator
Cecilia Hall 218
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
310-377-5507 ext. 7367
Marymount California University has a process for addressing issues regarding the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA. For further information please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator. Individuals are encouraged to attempt to resolve grievances using the University process. However, individuals have the right to file any grievance directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).