Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities

Faculty are requested by the VPAA/Dean of Faculty to place the following paragraph at the top of the syllabus for each class. It is to remind students who need accommodations or assistance due to a disability that assistance is available.

Central College abides by interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that stipulates no student shall be denied the benefits of an education “solely by reason of a handicap.” Disabilities covered by law include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, hearing, sight or mobility impairments, and other health related impairments. If you have a documented disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please see your class dean so that such accommodations may be arranged.

While it is the student’s responsibility to request classroom accommodations, faculty must be prepared to allow the accommodations that may be necessary. Such accommodations might include allowing tape recording of lectures or use of other auxiliary aids in the classroom, rescheduling classes to a different room or building to permit access for disabled students, adapting equipment or devices used in the classroom, or providing alternate testing and evaluation methods.

If a faculty member has a self-identified student with disabilities in class, or suspects that a student may have a learning or other disability which he/she has not disclosed and which may be an obstacle to his/her success in class, please contact the Class Dean for assistance.

Central offers the following services: assessment of services needed; advocacy with campus personnel; referrals to appropriate campus resources; coordination of classroom accommodations including note takers, extended time for test taking, testing assistance via a scribe or computer technology, computer use for testing and note taking; and assistive technology.