UC Blue Ash College

Accessibility Resources

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Welcome to the Accessibility Resources headquarters at UC Blue Ash College. Our mission is to provide students with any type of disability (visual, hearing, physical, psychological, cognitive, learning, ADD, medical condition, etc.) equal access and appropriate accommodations while participating in college courses, programs and activities.

Our Mission

  • The UC Blue Ash College Accessibility Resources office (AR) seeks to ensure that all students with a documented disability can freely and actively participate in all facets of college life.
  • To that end, Accessibility Resources creates opportunities for and promotes educational experiences, advocacy, and enrichment to persons with disabilities.
  • Finally, AR seeks to increase the awareness and training among the UC Blue Ash College community so that students with disabilities continue to be perceived as people with promise.

Specific Accessibility Accommodations

UC Blue Ash offers a variety of acessibility services, including guides for parents and a full explanation of benefits you can expect to receive during your time as a student.

College-to-Career Partnership

UC Blue Ash College, in a partnership with the State of Ohio's Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) office, is proud to be able to offer college-to-career services for our students with disabilities.

Get the full details and learn how you can start using these resources today.

Accessibility Resources Overview

The following presentation provides an overview of the recent changes to Accessibility Resources, and an overview of the services the office provides. The rest of this site provides plentiful resources for students, parents, UC Blue Ash College faculty, and staff.

Student Forms

These are some of the most needed Accessibity Resources forms for students:

Policies and Grievance Procedure

If you have encountered an accessibility barrier either online, in a physical space or with an academic accommodation and wish to file a complaint, please see the following steps:

The University encourages the reporting of incidents of disability discrimination. Individuals who believe they have experienced disability discrimination in a University program or activity are encouraged, but not required, to discuss the matter informally as follows:

  • Students who wish to participate in informal resolution of their concerns may contact
    • Executive Director for Accessibility
      ADA/EIT/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator (the "Coordinator")
      Steger 630
      2801 UC MainStreet
      Cincinnati, OH 45221-0638
      Tel: 513-556-9791
      Heidi.Pettyjohn@uc.edu
    • If there is a conflict of interest with the Coordinator, students may contact:
      Executive Director of Equal Opportunity & Access
      5150 Edwards Center 1
      45 Corry Blvd
      Cincinnati, OH 45221-0214
      Tel: 513-556-5503
      oeohelp@ucmail.uc.edu
  • Employees who wish to participate in the informal resolution process may contact their immediate supervisor. If there is a conflict of interest with the supervisor, employees may contact the University Section 504/ADA Coordinator.
  • The representative of the OMBUDS office will facilitate discussion between the parties during the informal process. The parties may participate in joint and/or separate sessions with the facilitator to attempt to resolve the complaint. The sessions will be confidential to the extent permitted by law.
  • Participation in the informal process is voluntary, and the grievant may end the informal process at any time and file a formal complaint.
  • The informal process generally will be concluded within 30 business days. Within 10 business days of the conclusion of the process, written notice of the outcome will be provided to the parties and the Coordinator.
  • If the informal Step 1 process does not resolve the matter, or if the grievant does not wish to use the informal procedures set forth in Step 1, a written complaint may be submitted to the Coordinator. The Coordinator will investigate the complaint personally or through his/her designee. If the Coordinator is the subject of the complaint or otherwise has a conflict of interest, the complaint shall be submitted to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance who will appoint another administrator to conduct the investigation.
  • The complaint shall be signed or otherwise attested by the grievant and include 1) the grievant's name and contact information; 2) the facts of the incident or action complained of; 3) the approximate date of the incident or action giving rise to the complaint; 4) the type of discrimination alleged to have occurred; and 5) the specific relief sought. Names of witnesses and other relevant evidence may also be submitted. If in the investigator's judgment the complaint also falls within the jurisdiction of the Student Code of Conduct, the investigator shall refer the matter to the Office for Judicial Affairs. The investigation provided for in this procedure shall continue in parallel with any action taken by the Office for Judicial Affairs.
  • An investigation of the complaint will be initiated within 5 business days following the submission of the written complaint. As appropriate, the investigation shall include an interview of the parties and witnesses, a review of relevant evidence, and any other steps necessary to ensure a prompt and thorough investigation of the complaint. The investigation shall generally be completed within 30 business days after initiation.
  • A written disposition of the complaint shall be issued to the parties within 5 business days of completion of the investigation. If discrimination or harassment was found to have occurred by a preponderance of the evidence, the disposition will include the steps that the University will take to prevent recurrence of any discrimination/harassment and to correct its discriminatory effects on the grievant and others, if appropriate.
  • If the grievant wishes to appeal the decision in Step 2 above, he/she may submit a signed or attested written appeal to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance within 10 business days after receipt of the written disposition.
  • The only permissable grounds for appeal shall be:
    1. New information was discovered, which was not available at the time of the hearing, and such evidence is material and is likely to affect the outcome of the matter; or...
    2. A substantial procedual error occured in the process, which materially affecte the decision; or...
    3. a sanction of suspension or dismissal from the university was imposed and is not commensurate with the violation.
  • Within 30 business days, the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance or his/her designee shall review all the evidence presented to the previous investigator. If the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance or his/her designee determines that he/she agrees with the grounds for appeal, he/she may, if deemed necessary, require that additional investigation be conducted or shall make his/her own determination.
  • Written notice of the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance’s decision will be given to both the grievant and the respondent. If discrimination or harassment was found to have occurred, the disposition will include the steps that the University will take to prevent recurrence of any discrimination/harassment and to correct its discriminatory effects on the grievant and others, if appropriate.
  • The University hereby provides assurance that it strictly prohibits any form of retaliation against any person for asserting his/her rights under Section 504 and/or the ADA. Anyone engaging in retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action. Complaints of retaliation may also be addressed through the foregoing procedure.
  • A person is not required to use this procedure and may instead file a complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, 1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 325, Cleveland, OH 44115

Additional Accessibility Information

Accessible Voter Registration

The following sites (offices) at the University of Cincinnati shall operate as voter registration sites for students and other persons with disabilities affiliated with the University:

UC Blue Ash College

Accessibility Resources Office
9555 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236-1096
Tel: 513-792-8625
Fax: 513-792-8624

UC Clifton Campus

Accessibility Resources Office
210 University Pavilion
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0213
Tel: 513-556-6823
Fax: 513-556-1383

UC Clermont College

Accessibility Resources Office
Enrollment & Student Services
4200 Clermont College Dr.
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Tel: 513-732-5327
Fax: 513-732-5303

Resources

Contact Information

Pamela Goines - Director
John Kraimer - Program Director

Muntz Hall | Room 112L
(Far right corner of computer concourse)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 513-792-8625
Email: ucba.accessibilityresources@uc.edu