Steps to request accessibility services
1. Schedule a meeting: Contact Don Pool, Accessibility Services coordinator. You can also submit a disability declaration and accommodations request form.
2. Meet with Accessibility Services to review your needs and how we can help:
- Discuss your needs and request accommodations for specific classes for which you are registered.
- Provide documentation that is recent, relevant, verifies functional limitations, and supports your accommodation requests. (You can also sign a release at our meeting so we can request the information from your school, doctor, etc.)
- You can check out the following documents, but it is not required:
3. Access accommodations: A letter authorizing your accommodations will be sent to you to give to your instructors.
Renew your accommodations
- Alternative Media Agreement form: agreement for use of alternative media, such as textbooks in electronic format
- College Consent form: consent to talk to faculty, staff, and people outside of JCC
- Disability Declaration and Accommodations Request form: declaration of disabilities and request for accommodations
- High School Release form: release for JCC to receive disability-related records from your high school
- Online Accommodation Renewal form: form for current students to renew existing accommodations for the upcoming semester
- Provider Release form: release for JCC to receive medical/mental health information from your provider
- Release form to/from other colleges: release to send/receive information to/from other colleges (transfer)
- Release form to/from St. Bonaventure: release to send/receive information to/from St. Bonaventure
- 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 based on review of appropriate documentation, 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.