Welcome to Accessibility at Community College of Philadelphia. This is your resource center for all things focused on accessibility.
Who is responsible for accessibility at CCP?
We all are! Because accessibility is the work of the whole college, we formed the ADA Accessibility Committee, which brings together multiple stakeholders across departments in the name of making CCP accessible. The ADA Accessibility committee meets regularly to identify necessary improvements. The committee oversees three workgroups that address barriers in our environments.
What you will find here
This site will feature tools and resources to inform you about the mission of accessibility here at Community College of Philadelphia, along with tools and tutorials to assist all in creating a more accessible campus and learning environment.
Resources for Students
Resources on how to use Accessible Technology and find support at the College.
Training and Presentations
Accessibility is in the core of The College Mission
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.
The College seeks to create a caring environment which is intellectually and culturally dynamic and encourages all students to achieve:
- Greater insight into their strengths, needs and aspirations, and greater appreciation of their own cultural background and experience
- Increased awareness and appreciation of a diverse world where all are interdependent
- Heightened curiosity and active interest in intellectual questions and social issues
- Improved ability to pursue paths of inquiry, to interpret and evaluate what is discovered, and to express reactions effectively
- Self-fulfillment based on service to others, preparation for future work and study, and enjoyment of present challenges and accomplishments
The College places fairness and honesty at the center of all of its policies and operations. We uphold the highest ethical standards in striving for academic and professional integrity in all that we do. We strive to be both responsible and responsive in utilizing resources to meet student and community needs.
The College sets, expects and maintains high educational standards consistent with the needs of the students, region and changing workforce. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing high-quality, innovative, and flexible educational opportunities and services in an accessible, student-centered environment.
The College embraces and understands the importance of providing an education and environment that promotes the uniqueness of students, faculty, staff and the communities that we serve. We affirm that diversity is crucial to a democratic society, as it enriches the educational experience and celebrates differences among individuals.
Commitment to Teaching and Learning
The College functions as a learning organization, continually adapting, improving and evaluating its services to promote lifelong intellectual and personal development. We believe that learning is rooted in both curiosity and inquiry, and is engendered by dedicated, creative and enthusiastic teaching which utilizes appropriate, optimal modes of delivery. Technology supports and serves the learning process.
The College is committed to effective, open and proactive communication. We take responsibility to listen, speak and write clearly to inform others and foster collaboration by using and respecting a matrix of communication channels. Collaborative partnerships are strengthened when communication is ongoing and productive.
The College promotes respect, civility and courtesy in our day-to-day interactions with others. We seek to instill respect for and appreciation of members of the College community, our facilities, our environment, our community and the institution in which we work.