It is the responsibility of the student with a documented disability to inform the Office of Accessibility Services of his or her need for accommodation. When the request for accommodation is received, the Office of Accessibility Services will:
Request documentation of the disability by a physician or other qualified health professional. (Accessibility verification forms, if needed, are available from the Office of Accessibility Services to facilitate this step.)
Review the provided documentation to determine if the student is a qualified individual with a disability, on an individual case by case basis.
Consult with the qualified student with a documented disability to determine the appropriate reasonable accommodation(s).
Research available accommodations and resources.
Consult with the Dean of Student Affairs, as necessary, in considering types of reasonable accommodations, ie, cost to the College.
Consider the preference of the student with a documented disability. The student’s preference will be given first priority, however, the college may provide an alternative, equally effective accommodation, giving consideration to price and convenience.
These accommodations will be noted in a Letter of Accommodations by the ODS and sent to the student via their college email account. Students are responsible for submitting the accommodations letter to their instructors, preferably within the first two weeks of classes for Fall/Spring semesters and by the 2nd class day for Summer sessions in order to ensure that any and all necessary accommodations will be provided. Students should arrange for a private discussion with each of their instructors to explain why they need the recommended accommodations. Please note – Accommodations are not retroactive. They begin the date you provide the instructor with the Letter of Accommodation.