Disability Access & ADA Compliance

Disability Access and ADA Compliance

San Mateo County Community College District is committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable environment for all, where programs and services are accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. The District recognizes that successfully ensuring equal access to educational programs, employment opportunities, public events, and community services is not solely the responsibility of any one individual or department. It is a shared commitment that we, as a district, actively support and encourage. 

The District Office is available to provide training, consultation, information, and appropriate referrals for disability-related matters. 

District Compliance Programs

The District Office oversees efforts to ensure equitable access and full participation for individuals with disabilities in all San Mateo County Community College District programs and services. In its work to support the District's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related federal and state laws, the District Office works closely with units throughout the District, including, but not limited to:

Student Resources and Guidance

Request academic accommodations

Accommodations are designed to provide equal access to the academic environment for students with disabilities. Students may connect with each college's designated unit and make requests for accommodations at any time.

Learn more about how to request academic accommodations:

Health Leave of Absence

A health leave of absence is designed to help students step away from school when they need to focus on their health and well-being. 

Planning accessible events

In most cases, modifications for creating accessible events are free or low-cost but require early planning. Read more about how to plan accessible events > 

Accommodations for student employees

If you are a student assistant looking for help with accommodations, reach out to Senior Human Resources Specialist Ingrid Melgoza at melgozai@smccd.edu or 650-358-6724. Learn more about work accommodations.

Faculty and Staff

Request accommodations, learn more about planning accessible events, and access other helpful campus resources. Faculty and Staff Information


Find information about the District Office and Colleges, accessible maps, location accommodations, and what we're doing to make our physical, digital, and event spaces accessible. Community Resources (coming soon)

Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity

Learn more about your rights and options to equal access and equal opportunities for educational programs and employment

Institutional Accessibility Leadership Team

District Office

Julie Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer, Interim ADA Coordinator
Email: johnsonjulie@smccd.edu
Office: 650-358-6883

Mwanaisha Sims
Director of Policy, Training, and Compliance, Interim Deputy ADA Coordinator
Email: simsm@smccd.edu
Office: 650-358-6808

Michele Rudovsky
Chief Facilities and Operations Officer, Interim Deputy ADA Coordinator
Email: rudovskym@smccd.edu
Office: 650-358-6733

College of San Mateo

Dr. Joshua Moon-Johnson
Vice President of Student Services, College ADA and 504 Coordinator
Email: moonjohnsonj@smccd.edu
Office: 650-574-6118

Skyline College

Dr. Cheryl Johnson
Dean, Student Equity and Support Programs
Email: johnsoncheryl@smccd.edu
Office: 650-738-7951

Cañada College

Dr. Wissem Bennani
Dean, Enrollment Services and Student Support
Email: bennaniw@smccd.edu
Office; 650-306-3232