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Accommodating people with disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act

Effective January 26, 1992, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bars
discrimination against persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation. Title
III of the law bars private entities (schools, banks, restaurants, social service agencies,
offices, retail sales establishments, etc.) from discriminating against individuals with
disabilities in the provision of their goods and services. Individuals with qualifying
physical or mental disabilities may not be denied hill and equal enjoyment of or
participation in the goods, services, facilities, advantages or accommodations offered to
the public. A place of public accommodation may not discriminate against its patrons,
clients, invitees or guests on the basis of real or perceived qualifying disabilities.
It is the responsibility of the authorized provider to ensure compliance with the ADA for
courses that they conduct.

General recommendations

• Allow access to anyone seeking admission to a course (provided prerequisites are
satisfied) regardless of real or perceived inability to participate in or pass the course
• Tell participants in every course to participate within the limits of their ability and
learn as much as they can. For some people, certification may not be important. For
those.individuals, focus on helping them to learn as much as possible.
• If there is a request for accommodation, discuss possible solutions with the individual
or his or her guardian, and if the individual prefers and provides permission. a
medical provider. Authorized providers may not need to provide the accommodation
preferred by the individual as long as the accommodation offered is reasonable (i.e.,
building a permanent ramp into a pool versus using a swing-arm harness).
• Certify each participant who can meet course skill and knowledge testing objectives.
• Use available resources to assist people with special needs.

If we believe the student cannot be accommodated in training, the instructor and Training Director will meet to discuss the student’s disability.
An attempt to temporarily accommodate the student will be made until a determination can be made by the Training Director.

Contact Us
  • A Security Training Academy, Inc. #88-1502
    7263 Maple Place, Suite 203
    Annandale, Virginia 22003
  • (703) 916-8411 Office
  • (703) 916-8412 Fax