The Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) provides services and strategies to students with disabilities to create pathways of access to course objectives and academic activities, as well as campus student life activities. The ARO also provides consultative services to faculty/staff, tutors, and community organizations involved in the education of students with disabilities
To be determined eligible for reasonable accommodative services, students must provide the college with disability documentation records. Documentation records include copies of psychological test reports, IEP’s, and/or physician’s reports. Eligible students work with an Accessibility Specialist to determine reasonable academic accommodations, receive instruction in specific academic skills, identify learning and study strategies, review academic advisement/planning, and develop self-advocacy skills. Eligible students may arrange for testing accommodations, readers, note-takers, tutors and assistive technology through the ARO.
The Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Program works to ensure that students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have full access to every aspect of campus. Qualified interpreters and note-takers are provided for classes and conferences, as well as student club activities, athletics, and cultural events.
Students who suspect they have a learning disability or attention deficit disorder can meet with an Accessibility Specialist to discuss individual situations. Based upon an initial interview and screening, students who are in need of evaluation may be eligible for an on-campus diagnostic assessment. If a disability is discovered, the student may be eligible to access reasonable accommodations.
ARO is located on the lower level of the Library, L017. For appointments and information, call 607 778-5150, VP 607 238-2714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org