Disability Resources

The Disability Resources and Services (DRS) Department endeavors to empower all students, advance their independence and develop a sense of self-advocacy.
We strive to create a learning environment which assists students in reaching their full potential with reasonable accommodations.
 

Services & Time Frames Required

Services Time Frames Required
Audio Books 8 Weeks
Classroom Accommodations 2 Weeks
Extended Test Time (ASSET) 1 Week 
Microphone/Receiver 2 Days*
Note Taker 2 Weeks
Sign Language Interpreter 2 Weeks*
Software 8 Weeks*
Tape Recorder for Classes 2 Days*
Tutoring 2 Weeks

* 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

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.

Getting Started

Students requesting services or accommodations must complete the following steps:

Step 1

Complete your financial aid FAFSA application and placement testing.
Visit with an academic advisor to enroll in classes.

Step 2

Contact the DRS office for an appointment with James "J.R." Rogers.
Bring all the documentation of your disability with you for evaluation.

Step 3

If you are awarded accommodations, you will give instructors a notification form. Obtain signatures on the forms and return them to the DRS office.

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Contact

Phone: (602) 286-8171
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1202

Manager Disability Resources

Phone: (602) 286-8191
Building: Integrated Education Building
Room: IE1208

Hours

Fall and Spring

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Summer

Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: Closed