Sign Up for Disability Services
A student wishing to register for services must meet MCCCD admissions requirements, or be enrolled as an MCCCD student, and must provide Disability Resources and Services (DRS) with required documentation verifying the nature and extent of the disability prior to receiving any accommodation. The DRS Director/Program Advisor is responsible for evaluating documentation and determining accommodation eligibility.
Services & Time Frames Required
|Services||Time Frames Required|
|Audio Books||8 Weeks|
|Classroom Accommodations||2 Weeks|
|Extended Test Time (ASSET)||1 Week|
|Note Taker||2 Weeks|
|Sign Language Interpreter||2 Weeks*|
|Voice Recorder for Classes||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.
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
- Performing manual tasks
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.
Fall and Spring
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.