Accessibility Services

Break Through The Barriers to Learning

Some students may need extra assistance to proceed in their college coursework. We’re here to make sure they have everything they need to succeed. We help students facing all types of challenges, such as learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairment, communication disorders, mobility issues, head injuries, chronic illness, and ADD.

Our Accessibility Services counselors meet with students to determine what special accommodations should be made, such as extended time for tests, interpreting services, note taking assistance, and specialized technologies. If you need more information or would like to make an appointment, contact the Accessibility Services office on the campus that’s most convenient for you.

The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) regulates disclosure of disability documentation and records maintained by Accessibility Services. Under this Federal act, prior written consent by the student is required before Accessibility Services may release disability documentation or records.

 

FERPA does establish several exceptions that allow the institution to disclose student records without the student's prior consent. Some of these exceptions are:

  • To other school officials who have "legitimate educational interests" as defined by the institution, such as "advising".
  • To officials of other schools in which the student seeks to enroll.
  • In connection with a students's application for, or receipt of financial aid.
  • If disclosure is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other person
  • In response to a lawfully issued subpoena.