Accessibility Resource Center
As a college student with a disability, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disabilities include mobility limitations, sensory disabilities, cognitive, emotional or mental disabilities, learning disabilities, processing and memory issues, health disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and more.
The Accessibility Resource Center will work with you to design accommodations that are appropriate and reasonable given your disability and course of study. The process does not guarantee academic success but is designed to give people with disabilities equal access to all programs within the college. You are free to end your participation with the Accessibility Resource Center at any time.
Academic accommodations currently provided: Note takers; audio books; equipment loans; extended time, quiet location and/or readers if needed for exams; math tutoring; scribes or software to assist in writing essays and papers; accommodated placement testing; ASL interpreting; assistive technology support; and more.
- Academic Accommodations List
- Procedures for Obtaining Services
- High-School Students with Disabilities
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WHAT IS THE LAW?
There are two laws that work together to provide protection and support for individuals with disabilities.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that: No otherwise qualified person with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or any activity receiving federal financial assistance.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 essentially extends this protection for people with disabilities into the transportation, employment, public accommodations, telecommunication relay services and services provided by state and local government.