Students who feel they qualify for accommodations in the classroom based on the American Disability Act (ADA) must register through the Accessibility Center.
Students who may qualify are:
- Physically challenged
- Hearing impaired
- Sight/visually impaired
- Learning disabled
- Medically disabled
- Mentally disabled
- Other disabled by ADA definition
- Provide proper documentation at least 72 hours prior to desired appointment time.
- Documentation must represent current functional impact/limitations of the disability. Generally documentation should be within 3 years of service request. Documentation that is more than 3 years old may be accepted if the condition is unlikely to change significantly over time.
- Must be provided by:
- Medical Doctor or Specialist
- Other Medical or Mental Health Specialists
- Documentation must contain:
- All specific diagnoses accompanied with symptoms
- Description of how the condition limits/restricts life functions such as learning
- All medications prescribed and possible side effects
- Recommendations on how to modify the student’s educational setting to assist the student in meeting the goals and objectives of a class
Assessment of needs/accommodations is reviewed by Accessibility Center staff
Steps for Services:
- Self-identify to the Accessibility Center.
- Submit proper documentation and request of medical information form.
- After review of documentation, Accessibility Center staff will contact you to schedule an intake appointment.
- Attend intake appointment and sign release of information form.
- Pick up letters to give to each of your instructors within the first week of classes.
- Review and adhere to the responsibilities of students with disabilities.