• GateWay Disability Resources

Disability Resources

The Disability Resources & Services Department is located in room 1214 of the Integrated Education (IE) building, providing information and resources to students with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.

Services & Time Frames Required

  • Audio Books – 8 Weeks
  • Software – 8 Weeks*
  • Sign Language Interpreter – 2 Weeks*
  • Note Taker – 2 Weeks
  • Classroom Accommodations – 2 Weeks
  • Tutoring – 2 Weeks
  • Extended Test Time (ASSET) – 1 Week
  • Tape Recorder for Classes – 2 Days*
  • Microphone/Receiver – 2 Days*
  • *Based on availability.

About Disability Resources

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires institutions of higher education to provide reasonable accommodations to those with documented disabilities, provided an undue hardship is not created.

An undue hardship refers to any accommodation that would be unduly costly, expensive, substantial, disruptive, or that would fundamentally alter the nature of the business or program.

A reasonable accommodation is the provision of an auxiliary aid, or modification to the course or program, that will allow access to the educational program, material, activity, or degree. Examples include:

  • Making existing facilities readily accessible to, and usable by, persons with disabilities.
  • Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices.
  • Appropriate adjustments or modification of exams or policies.
  • Provision of qualified readers, note takers and sign language interpreters.
  • Provision of alternative print formats.

It is the responsibility of the student to inform the institution of his or her need for accommodations.

Eligibility

A student with a disability is eligible to receive reasonable accommodations if the documented disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Major life activities include:

  • Caring for oneself
  • Speaking
  • Walking
  • Breathing
  • Seeing
  • Learning
  • Hearing
  • Working
  • Performing manual tasks

Students requesting services or accommodations must complete the following steps:

  1. Meet with the Disability Resources & Services Manager, located in the Integrated Education Building, Room 1214.
  2. Provide documentation of medical, psychological or other appropriate diagnostic evaluations to document the nature and extent of the disability.

Documentation

Examples requiring documentation include:

  • Physical disability: medical report stating extent of injury, illness, or condition.
  • Blind/visual impairment: medical report stating restricted vision fields.
  • Deaf/hearing impairment: audiological evaluation indicating extent of hearing loss.
  • Learning disability: psycho-educational evaluations conducted within the past 3 years and administered by qualified professionals.
  • Other/hidden disabilities: evaluation based on documentation and need.

Contact

Phone: (602) 286-8170
Fax: (602) 286-8122
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1208

Coordinator Student Success Programs

Phone: (602) 286-8170
Fax: (602) 286-8122
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1208

Hours

Fall and Spring

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed