News Release

Rancho Santiago Community College District to Hold Public Forums on ADA Transition Plan November 1 and 8

​(Santa Ana, CA)— Rancho Santiago Community College District has announced two public forums for the development of the district’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan update and self-evaluation. The district is seeking the input and participation of interested individuals and/or groups to provide feedback during the self-evaluation process as the district works to update its ADA Transition Plan in an effort to improve accessibility.

Forums will be held Wednesday, November 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Santa Ana College’s Phillips Hall, Room P-100 and Wednesday, November 8 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Santiago Canyon College Humanities Building, Room H-106.

The public is invited to present up to three minutes of commentary during the public forum or by leaving a comment in the comment box at the meeting or by emailing comments to no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10. Comments should include as much information as required to identify the location or concern, including, but not limited to building identification, room identification, parking lot identification, program or activity concern and photographs, if applicable.

The district welcomes comments regarding accessibility throughout all district facilities: Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, District Operations Center, Centennial Education Center, Digital Media Center, Orange Education Center, Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy and Early Childhood Education Centers.

Who: ''''''''''Rancho Santiago Community College District

What: ''''''''Public forums for the district’s ADA Transition Plan

When: ''''''Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Where: ''''Nov. 1 – Santa Ana College, Philips Hall, Room P-100, 1530 W 17th St, Santa Ana, '''''''''''''''''''''''CA 92706
                Nov. 8 – Santiago Canyon College, Humanities Building, Room H-106, 8045 E     '''''''''''''''''''''' Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92869.

'''''''''''''''''''''  Parking permits are available onsite.

Sign language interpreting services and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services will be provided. Speaker translator services can be arranged with 48 hours advanced notice. If a translator is needed, contact the Facility Planning Department at (714) 480-7510.

All input will be taken into consideration and used to update the transition plan for the district to remain in compliance with Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and regulations put forth by the United States Department of Justice (28 C.F. R. Section 35.151 (d)(1)). A District self-evaluation involves a thorough facilities access audit, program and service audit and audit of district employment practices, including available accommodations for disabled employees.

About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503