Welcome to Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services office is dedicated to assisting qualified students with disabilities in earning grades that reflect their abilities – not their disabilities. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act states that qualified students with disabilities be allowed full participation in the same programs, services, and activities available to non-disabled students. It is the college’s responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations for this to happen.

How to access services:

Step 2: Prepare yourself

When you meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator, be prepared to:

Step 3: Next steps

Once accommodations have been agreed upon:

  • A letter authorizing your accommodations will be sent to you to give to your instructors.
  • Your instructor and you will need to arrange the time and location for your tests. Typically tests can be taken at your campus learning center during their posted testing hours.

Other things to know:

  • All disability related information is treated confidentially.
  • Disability documentation from high school does not follow you to college.
  • All accommodations are arranged on a case-by-case, course-by-course basis and do not automatically carry over from semester to semester.
  • For requests beyond the Accessibility Services Coordinator's scope of authority, there is a Special Modification Requests Procedure. Written requests are heard by a committee appointed by the academic dean.
  • The college can best meet the needs of students if requests for accommodations are made as soon as possible after a master schedule is published. For students who have a disability requiring services from outside the college, such as alternate media or sign-language interpreters, we strongly urge three months advance notice.

The Accessibility Services office is a National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) voter registration site and can assist individuals with disabilities with registering to vote. Individuals can also register on their own.

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Contact Accessibility Services

716.338.1251
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