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 Faculty and Staff
- Support the Access Center and students in providing appropriate accommodations.
- Participate in accommodation processes, procedures, and expectations.
- Respect the confidentiality of the student and his/her accommodations.
- 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.