Rights of the Disabled

KCC shall provide that no otherwise qualified disabled person shall, solely by reason of disability, be excluded from the participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program of activity engaged in by the college as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Inquiries and complaints may be addressed to the Office of Disability Services, Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901-6505; 815-802-8468. TTY users in Illinois may contact the office by phoning Illinois Relay at 711. Outside of Illinois, the toll-free number is 800-526-0844.

To accommodate the needs of disabled students, KCC provides that any student who has a physical disability that prevents him or her from accessing a classroom for a particular course shall have the right to petition the coordinator of Disability Services to have the meeting place relocated.

In compliance with revisions made by the Department of Justice to the Americans with Disabilities Act (2010), KCC recognizes the use of service animals as required under titles II and III of the ADA.

Specifically defined, a service animal is a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Additionally, per Illinois State Law HB 3826, miniature horses are also recognized as allowable service animals in schools and are allowed to go anywhere a service dog is allowed.

All other animals or pets are prohibited from buildings and grounds owned and operated by KCC.