Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Reinforcing Section 504 of ADA

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In implementing education reform initiatives, Cañada abides by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 prohibits recipients of federal funds from discriminating on the basis of disability. Title II of the ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, in state and local government services by state and local governmental entities, whether or not they receive federal funds. This includes Cañada College of the San Mateo Community College District.

Cañada College is dedicated to implementing education reform initiatives and providing services and equitable opportunities to students with disabilities comparable to those given to their non disabled peers.

An Equal Opportunity Institution

Cañada College provides equitable access to education and equal opportunity in employment. Cañada College is committed to providing an environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment. As such, Cañada does not tolerate any kind of genderbased sexual assault or harassment, as well as discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. Consistent with its commitment to addressing gender-based discrimination and harassment, Canada complies with Title IX, the Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Anyone who believes they have been subjected to gender-based discrimination or harassment is encouraged to report these incidents. Upon receiving a report, the college will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly, in addition, the college will take the necessary steps to prevent the recurrence of discrimination or harassment and correct its effects, where appropriate.