Committed to Ensuring Equal Access
Central Piedmont complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to provide support services for students, including services for students with disabilities and other special needs.
In addition, the college follows the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as recommended by the North Carolina Community College System.
Web accessibility ensures that everyone can navigate and read all digital content, regardless of their location, experience, technology, or disability.
Digital content must be:
- Perceivable — through text alternatives, captioning, and sufficient contrast
- Operable — through keyboard accessibility, sufficient timing functions, and easy navigation functions
- Understandable — through readable text and predictable functions
- Robust — allowing compatibility with present and future technologies
- The Digital Learning Accessibility Committee was formed in 2015 to address gaps in the process that ensures all content is accessible. Download the 3-year plan that details the steps Central Piedmont is taking to provide equal access for our community.
Disability and Access Services
Our Disability and Access Services office strives to ensure that students with disabilities receive academic accommodations and auxiliary aids/assistive technology to meet their needs. Learn about our many resources, how to request services, schedule an evaluation, and more.
Provisions for Students with Disabilities
Central Piedmont Community College is a public institution of higher education which receives federal assistance, so it is legally bound to prohibit discrimination in the recruitment process, the admissions process, and the educational process of students with disabilities. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to receive approved modifications, appropriate academic adjustments or auxiliary aids that will enable them to participate in and have the opportunity to benefit from all educational programs and activities at Central Piedmont.
Request an Accommodation
We’re here to provide you with an accessible environment that promotes learning and personal growth. If you require special accommodations to ensure access to information and services, please contact Disability and Access Services.