ADA Comprehensive Transition Plan
The Comprehensive Transition Plan is PCC’s first long-term and living plan to address accessibility barriers with the ultimate goal of providing an equitable experience for members of the PCC community. The Plan outlines priorities to assess and enhance college spaces over time, including physical, virtual, and programmatic. Priorities for the Plan are guided by the desire to ensure that college spaces are inclusive, flexible, and accessible.
Navigating the Plan
The introduction includes a brief history of accessibility efforts at PCC and provides the following:
- An Overview of Transition Plan Legal Requirements
- A List of Current Policies and Best Practices
- Plan Background and Methodology
- Plan Scope
An important aspect of creating PCC’s first Comprehensive ADA Transition Plan is engagement with the PCC community and stakeholders to ensure that the plan is built by PCC for PCC and within the spirit of, “Nothing About Us, Without Us.” Learn more about ways you can participate in shaping the future of accessibility at PCC.
Transition Plan Priorities
The Plan’s priorities were developed in collaboration with our accessibility committees and key stakeholders, highlighting our dedication to giving voice to our students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. A plethora of qualitative and quantitative data sources were used to develop the priorities, including accessibility assessments, survey data, and invaluable input from individuals with disabilities who shared their lived experiences at PCC.
Review the current progress towards the objectives needed to complete the Comprehensive Transition Plan. The plan objectives include a project initiation, staffing, gap analysis, data collection and analysis, review of the need for consultants, and drafting and developing the plan.
Review and Update Cycle (in progress)
The Plan will include a review cycle to ensure that it truly is a long-term and living plan that PCC can adapt and to respond to evolving needs and priorities. The Plan will be data-driven with metrics developed to measure our progress in meeting the plan’s priorities. Each of our Plan’s priorities will have responsible departments and/or officials identified to ensure accountability in meeting our goals.
Key Focus Areas
The Plan will identify and prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers within the built environment, such as transportation, parking, paths of travel, restrooms, etc.
In 2018 College adopted the Accessible Technology Policy. The Plan will continue the work to identify and prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers within the digital environment, including PCC websites, software, and digital/electronic instructional materials and content.
- Accessible Digital Environment Committee (ADEC)
- Procedure for Reviewing Technology
- Accessible Technology Committee (AT)
The Plan will also identify and prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers that limit full and equal participation in all programs, goods, services, and accommodations at PCC. This includes a review of patterns of discrimination or bias, college-wide policies/procedures, and all aspects of the student and employee journey at PCC.