Disability Access and ADA Compliance
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable environment for all, where programs and services are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. The District recognizes that successfully ensuring equal access to educational programs, employment opportunities, public events, and community services is not solely the responsibility of any one individual or department. It is a shared commitment that we, as a district, actively support and encourage.
The District Office is available to provide training, consultation, information, and appropriate referrals for disability-related matters.
District Compliance Programs
The District Office oversees efforts to ensure equitable access and full participation for individuals with disabilities in all San Mateo County Community College District programs and services. In its work to support the District's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related federal and state laws, the District Office works closely with units throughout the District, including, but not limited to:
- College of San Mateo Disability Resource Center
- Skyline College Educational Access Center
- Cañada College Disability Resource Center
- District Facilities, Planning, Maintenance & Operations Departments, and
- Information Technology Services
Student Resources and Guidance
Request academic accommodations
Accommodations are designed to provide equal access to the academic environment for students with disabilities. Students may connect with each college's designated unit and make requests for accommodations at any time.
Learn more about how to request academic accommodations:
Health Leave of Absence
A health leave of absence is designed to help students step away from school when they need to focus on their health and well-being.
Planning accessible events
In most cases, modifications for creating accessible events are free or low-cost but require early planning. Read more about how to plan accessible events >
Accommodations for student employees
If you are a student assistant looking for help with accommodations, reach out to Senior Human Resources Specialist Ingrid Melgoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-358-6724. Learn more about work accommodations.
Faculty and Staff
Request accommodations, learn more about planning accessible events, and access other helpful campus resources. Faculty and Staff Information
Find information about the District Office and Colleges, accessible maps, location accommodations, and what we're doing to make our physical, digital, and event spaces accessible. Community Resources (coming soon)
Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity
Institutional Accessibility Leadership Team
Chief Human Resources Officer, Interim ADA Coordinator
Director of Policy, Training, and Compliance, Interim Deputy ADA Coordinator
Chief Facilities and Operations Officer, Interim Deputy ADA Coordinator
College of San Mateo
Dr. Joshua Moon-Johnson
Vice President of Student Services, College ADA and 504 Coordinator
Dr. Cheryl Johnson
Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs
Dr. Wissem Bennani
Dean, Enrollment Services and Student Support