How the ADA coordinator can assist you

At OCCC, individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support, and when appropriate, reasonable accommodations. The ADA Coordinator supports the ongoing development of an accessible college that embraces and celebrates diversity. The ADA Coordinator provides disability-related information, services, and resources for faculty, staff and visitors. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for faculty and staff, educating the campus community, and promoting equal access and opportunity for those with disabilities.

Reasonable Accommodations

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.

In order to determine whether you are eligible for an accommodation under the ADA, the ADA Coordinator will ask for documentation of your medical condition. Having a medical condition alone is not enough to make you eligible for an accommodation. Under the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as breathing, eating, sleeping, walking, talking, manual tasks, etc.

OCCC employees may use the forms below to initiate a request for reasonable accommodation:

Confidentiality

The ADA requires that the ADA Coordinator keep medical information confidential. However, the law allows the ADA Coordinator to share information regarding your need for accommodation with individuals who are considered to have a legitimate need to know this information. These persons can include your supervisor(s), human resources personnel, first aid and safety personnel, personnel investigating compliance with the ADA, and other persons considered to have a legitimate need to know. The law does not prohibit you from voluntarily discussing your condition or medical information with others. 

ADA Coordinator Contact Information

Regina Switzer
E-mail: 
regina.a.switzer@occc.edu
Phone number:  (405) 682-7540
Fax number: (405) 682-7811