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.
We are honored to serve and support faculty and staff with a 'One Maricopa' vision to actively foster an inclusive environment for our entire campus community.


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.

We have recently changed our processes for registering and requesting accommodations. If you are new to GateWay Community College, please take a moment to log into DRS Connect to get started with registering with the DRS office. If you already registered with our office, please sign in to DRS Connect to start requesting your accommodations.

Services (accommodations) must be requested each semester even if you had services previously. Please note that every time DRS Connect asks for your "username" and your "student I.D.", both terms refer to your MCCD MEID number. The "password" will be the same private password you created originally with your MEID. 


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*
Voice 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.



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



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.



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

Manager Disability Resources

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


Fall and Spring

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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