Provide qualified students the rights guaranteed under ADA.
Arrange, coordinate, and provide disability-related support services to students.
Advise faculty and staff on appropriate accommodations for students.
Assist in planning for accessible campus facilities.
Assess adaptive technological needs of students with disabilities and make possible recommendations.
Provide disability awareness training.
Advocate issues on behalf of students with disabilities with the college.
Respect the confidentiality of the student.
Encourage students towards self-advocacy.
Responsibilities of the Faculty and Staff
Support the Access Center in carrying out appropriate accommodations and in learning about the individual student’s needs.
Refer students who could benefit from Access Center services.
Responsibilities of the Student
Voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college does not assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to students who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.
Register with the Access Center by providing documentation of the qualifying disability. Documentation can be medical, educational, psychological, or other appropriate evaluative information.
Set up an appointment to complete accommodations sheets.
Contact instructors for any accommodations necessary by supplying an accommodations sheet indicating individual needs. Accommodations are made only if documentation is on file in the Access Center.
Modifications and/or accommodations required by students may differ depending upon the nature of the student’s disability.
Meet weekly or bi-weekly with liaison to problem solve, as needed.
Work continuously toward self-advocacy.
Accept the responsibility of learning and becoming aware of the disability.