Student Information about Accessibility Services
In order to receive accommodations, students should do the following:
- Submit documentation to the Counseling, Accessibility, and Resources office. In order to verify a disability, you need to submit documentation which supports the accommodations you are requesting. Please see the Forms and Documentation Guidelines page for documentation and more information.
- Meet with Accessibility Services. Once the documentation has been reviewed, Accessibility Services will contact you to schedule a meeting. The meeting will focus on the process and procedures of the Accessibility Services, the student’s responsibility with regards to accommodations, their functional limitations and restrictions, and reasonable accommodations.
- Prepare an Accommodation Plan. The Accessibility Services provider and you will develop an Accommodation Plan during the meeting if the documentation supports your request and meets the documentation guidelines.
- You will then meet with each instructor to discuss your Accommodation Plan.
Please note: Review of documentation can take up to 10 days. Therefore, students should submit their documentation at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester to avoid a delay in receiving accommodations.
Placement Test Accommodations
Students needing accommodations on the placement test should follow the above steps. Please understand that reviewing documentation can take up to two weeks. Therefore, students should notify the Accessibility Services staff of their expected test date when they submit documentation.
Students with Accommodation Plans on File with Accessibility Services
Students should request a new Accommodation Plan each semester. The best way to request an Accommodation Plan is to complete the Accommodation Renewal Request Form. Please note: It is a student’s responsibility to renew accommodation each semester.
Other Campuses or Satellite Centers
Accessibility Services staff will meet with a student at any Durham Tech location. Students must call and schedule an appointment with an Accessibility Services staff member.