The United States Sports Academy acts in accordance with two relevant laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides federal civil rights protection to people who are considered disabled. Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is a priority of the Academy. To ensure institutional compliance, the institution administration has:
Appointed the Registrar to oversee compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; and has provided assistance from the Dean of Academic Affairs as well as the Division Head for Student Services to assist the ADA Coordinator in the functions in preparation of the evaluation and implementation of a plan of compliance.
Questions or concerns regarding this Act should be directed to the Registrar, United States Sports Academy, One Academy Drive, Daphne, Alabama 36526.
Services and reasonable accommodations are provided pursuant to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Academy is committed to working with individuals with disabilities. It is the goal of the Academy to ensure that students with disabilities have the programmatic and architectural accesses needed for integration into Distance Learning Life.
All applicants must meet the academic and technical standards requisite for admission. The Academy will not reduce standards in the grading and/or evaluation of students. Academic requirements that are determined to be essential or fundamental will not be modified.
The Academy strives to eliminate barriers to learning or participation in other institutional activities, and provides the following services for students and faculty:
Providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities requires an individual assessment of need and is a problem solving process. Specific accommodations depend upon the nature and requirements of a particular course or activity and the skills and functional abilities of a particular student. Appropriate accommodations may include:
Students with disabilities are responsible for informing the Academy about the disability and the need for reasonable accommodation. This should be done prior to or upon enrollment. Students must furnish adequate documentation of their disabilities from medical or other appropriate professionals in order to substantiate the need for services.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 states the qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards at the Academy are entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under these laws, a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity, a history of such impairment, or the perception of such impairment. The Academy does NOT provide disability documentation for students. It is the student’s responsibility to provide appropriate documentation to the office responsible for handling the request and to request accommodations. Appropriate documentation is defined as that which meets the following criteria:
A letter or report form a mental health professional (psychologist, neuropsychologist, licensed professional counselor), including:
A comprehensive evaluation report by a rehabilitation counselor, speech-language pathologist, orthopedic specialist, and/or neuropsychologist (or other specialist as appropriate), including:
A comprehensive evaluation report for a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, learning disability specialist, or diagnostician, including:
A comprehensive evaluation report from a physician, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, neurologist, or neuropsychologist, including: