The Accessibility Resources Office of Disabilities Services located in Davidson Hall 114 is dedicated to serving the various needs of individuals with disabilities and is committed to promoting their full participation in college life. Accessibility Resources services are provided to students with permanent, chronic or temporary conditions.
REQUEST FOR SERVICES
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as revised, Hocking College (HC) will make reasonable modifications to its practices and will provide certain individualized services and accommodations as needed to assure nondiscrimination on the basis of disability. Students or applicants for admission who would like to request disability-related services and accommodations should meet with the Accessibility Resources staff. As part of the application process, AR will require documentation of the disability.
Eligibility will be determined on the basis of the presence of a disability and a need for services and accommodations to support an equal educational opportunity. Information from the disability documentation, the student’s stated experience with past services and accommodations and the professional judgment of the Accessibility Resources office will determine eligibility.
All documentation of disability submitted to the Accessibility Resources office will be held in strict confidence. No information about the student’s disability will be revealed to any member of HC faculty or staff or any other person, including parents or guardians, without the expressed written consent of the student.
Students requesting services should contact the Accessibility Resources office before registering for classes. It is strongly recommended that those who would like to utilize the services and accommodations not delay in contacting AR. Timeliness is important because accommodations cannot be given retroactively.
Establishing reasonable accommodations must be done on a case-by-case basis. The accommodation process should be one of collaboration between student and instructor with support from the Accessibility Resources Office. The AR staff and the student work together to identify individual needs and then determine which of the support services and accommodations listed below would enable the student to achieve his/her academic potential. Following are some of the strategies used by Accessibility Resources to assist students with disabilities:
- Being readily available to students with disabilities to assist with instructional and supportive needs
- Working with instructors, administrators, counseling personnel, and each student to assist with the identified needs and welfare of the student
- Providing advising and scheduling to ensure classes and times meet the needs of students with disabilities
- Acting as a liaison with community agencies
- Providing commonly approved accommodations such as: extended time for test taking, reader/scribe/separate room for testing, alternate format for textbooks/materials, recording of lectures, note taking assistance, use of assistive technology