The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. As an entity under Title II of the ADA, Portland Community College complies with this mandate by providing access to services, programs and activities, and employment. Portland Community College provides reasonable accommodation for the known physical or mental impairments of otherwise qualified individuals, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship.

The ADA does not require that Portland Community College take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Additional Information

Designated Contacts

Concerns that a program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the designated contact identified below.

ADA Coordinator is responsible for working with employees and their supervisors regarding ADA compliance and accommodation requests. Facilitates and/or refers inquiries from the public regarding accommodation issues. Chairs the ADA Committee whose role is to discuss, review and make recommendations on a broad range of accommodation and access issues affecting the district. María Méndez, Ph. 971-722-5851 or adacoordinator@pcc.edu.

Disability Services faculty and staff work with students to determine reasonable accommodation and coordinate provision of services. Contact them at: disability.services@pcc.edu, Ph. 971-722-4341, Fax: 971-722-4882, Video Phone: 503-928-5875

Office of Equity and Inclusion provides leadership to facilitate, manage and coordinate College policies and procedures; oversees and ensures College is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations; and addresses concerns about potential discrimination or harassment. Contact them at: Ph. 971-722-5840.

Procedures for Requesting Accommodation at PCC

Procedure Forms for employees