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Accessibility Resource Center


As a college student with exceptionality, you are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act., which provides EQUAL ACCESS for students with exceptionalities include;

  1. mobility limitations,
  2. sensory disabilities,
  3. cognitive,
  4. emotional or mental disabilities,
  5. learning disabilities,
  6. processing and memory issues,
  7. health disabilities,
  8. traumatic brain injury and more.

You are under no obligation to disclose your exceptionality to the Accessibility Resource Center or anyone else at the college. All information given to the Accessibility Resource Center is considered private and will not be shared with any other department without your permission. (Please remember that if you do not disclose exceptionality, we cannot provide accommodations or services).

The Accessibility Resource Center will work with you to design accommodations that are appropriate and reasonable given your exceptionality and course of study. The process does not guarantee academic success but is designed to give people with exceptionalities an equal access to all programs within the college. You are free to end your participation with the Accessibility Resource Center at any time.



There are two laws that work together to provide protection and support for individuals with disabilities.

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that: No otherwise qualified person with a exceptionality in the United States shall, solely by reason of exceptionality, be denied the benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or any activity receiving federal financial assistance.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 essentially extends this protection for people with disabilities into the transportation, employment, public accommodations, telecommunication relay services and services provided by state and local government.

Accessibility Services


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