In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and subsequent regulations, it is the policy of Hocking College that mobility devices used by individuals with disabilities are generally permitted in all facilities and
Use of Wheelchairs and OPDMDs
Hocking College will make reasonable modifications to permit individuals with mobility disabilities to use OPDMDs as long as operation of the mobility device is in accordance with legitimate safety requirements, including operation at a safe speed limit, and care in observation of pedestrians. Hocking College prohibits the use of fuel driven engines inside our buildings, as fumes have been deemed a direct threat to others.
Hocking College is not responsible for the storage of these devices. As needed and on an individual basis, NCC will determine additional appropriate use of OPDMD's based upon assessment factors that include the type, size, weight, dimensions, and speed of the device, the facility's volume of pedestrian traffic (which may vary at different times of the day, week, month, or year), the location of a program, service or activity and whether the use of the OPDMD creates a substantial risk of serious harm to the immediate environment or natural or cultural resources.