Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Access Center

  • Provide qualified students accommodations required by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
  • Determine, coordinate, and provide accommodation services to students.
  • Advise faculty and staff on appropriate accommodations for students.
  • Assist in planning for accessible campus facilities.
  • Provide training to the campus community on accommodations, disability awareness, and ADA basics as needed.
  • Partner with students, faculty, and staff to ensure reasonable accommodations are provided and concerns are addressed.
  • Respect the confidentiality of the student.
  • Encourage students towards self-advocacy.
  • Communicate with the campus community regarding accommodation processes, procedures, and expectations.

Responsibilities of the Faculty and Staff

  • Support the Access Center and student in providing appropriate accommodations.
  • Participate in accommodation processes, procedures, and expectations.
  • Refer a student who could benefit from Access Center services.
  • Communicate with the Access Center when there are questions/concerns.

Responsibilities of the Student

  • Apply for Access Center services. The college does not assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to students who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.
  • Provide documentation of the qualifying disability. Documentation can be medical, educational, psychological, or other appropriate evaluative information.
  • Set up an appointment to complete an accommodation interview.
  • Proactively communicate with instructors concerning accommodation needs.
  • Contact the Access Center if accommodations are not being provided or any other concerns you may have.
  • Work continuously towards self-advocacy.
  • Be aware of the parameters and limitations of your accommodations.
  • Ensure that all equipment that is borrowed is returned in good condition and in a timely manner.
  • Schedule your testing appointments 2 business days in advance with the Access Center.