State Fair Community College

Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

EXAMPLES OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
 
The following is intended to give students and faculty an expectation of the types of reasonable accommodations that State Fair Community College provides for students with disabilities. The reasonable academic accommodations(s) and service(s) provided to any student are determined on an individual basis based upon each student’s situation. The following lists are intended to provide students and faculty with a general idea of what State Fair Community College has to offer. Students with disabilities may receive one, all, or any combination of accommodations that are reasonable. The lists of accommodation are in no way all inclusive or exhaustive.
 
Note: If deemed appropriate the student may check out equipment from the Access Office. Examples of available equipment include; UbiDuo, magnifiers, tape recorders, ergonomically correct keyboards, hearing magnifiers and equipment for students with visual impairments. The student is required to sign a Contractual Agreement accepting responsibility for the equipment and agreeing to return the equipment in check out condition or pay, in full, for replacement cost. This includes equipment that is stolen, lost, or damaged beyond repair.

Implementation of Accommodations for Regular and On-line Courses
 
For students who attend on-ground classes an additional 30 minutes is allowed on exams or longer depending on the students documentation. Students are required to activate their accommodations by signing the Accommodation Letters each semester. SFCC instructors will receive an electronic announcement of suggested accommodations for each registered ADA student. The Access Office, faculty and staff will work closely to implement appropriate accommodations.  
 
For on-line classes the Access staff will notify on-line instructors of the student’s suggested accommodations. For online exams, a student may receive an additional 30 additional minutes.
 
If the instructor typically allows 24 hours to complete exams no additional time is allowed. If the on-line class requires tests to be completed in the SFCC Testing Center the extended time is 30 minutes. The instructor will notify the SFCC Testing Center of the students appropriate testing accommodations.
Note: It is the student’s responsibility to immediately report to the instructor and the SFCC Access Office any problems encountered in the accommodation process. The Access Office is committed to working quickly to address any concerns in a timely manner.

Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which are available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the CNR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Alternative test location which provides an environment that reduces distraction.
  • Allowance of assistive devices such as a tape recorder for class notes or lap top computer to be used in the classroom.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the Acquired Brain Injury may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Alternative test location which provides an environment that reduces distractions.
  • Priority seating to allow the student to sit in a section of the classroom which minimizes    distractions.
  • Allowance of assistive devices such as a tape recorder for class notes to be used in the classroom.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the ADD/ADHD may pose to the student
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Chronic Illness
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Accessibility of the campus and all its facilities; including classroom accommodations and parking passes if appropriate.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the chronic illness may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Alternative test location which provides an environment that reduces distractions.
  • Priority seating to allow the student to sit in a section of the classroom which minimizes distractions.
  • Use of UbiDuo.
  • Sign language interpreter providing services for classes, academic meetings, and other academic events.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges deafness or hearing conditions may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Learning Disabilities
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Alternative test location which provides an environment that reduces distraction.
  • Test reader or scribe
  • Priority seating to allow the student to sit in a section of the classroom which minimizes distractions.
  • Allowance of assistive devices such as a tape recorder, spell checker, laptop computer, or non-programmable calculator to be used in the classroom for accessing lecture material or for use on assignments and/or exams.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the learning disabilities may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Mobility Impairments
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Allowance of assistive devices such as a tape recorder, spell checker, laptop computer, or non-programmable calculator to be used in the classroom for accessing lecture material or for use on assignments and/or exams.
  • Accessibility of the campus and all its facilities; including classroom accommodations and parking passes if appropriate.
  • Most elevators and lifts on campus are locked and require a key. Contact the Access Office for information and assistance to access lower level of Hopkins Building if necessary.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges mobility impairment may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Psychological Disorders
  • Note-taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Alternative test location which provides an environment that reduces distraction.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the psychological disorder may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodations as determined on an individual basis.
Visual Impairment
  • Note –taking services – provided through the use of NCR carbonless notepaper, which is available through the Access Office. Students may approach another student in the course to take notes on the NCR paper or work with their instructor(s) to have this service coordinated anonymously.
  • Additional time on work done in class and on tests, unless speed is the essential element being tested. The additional time allowed is up to 30 additional minutes from the amount of time allocated for the test. Note: additional time not allowed for on-line classes that allow 24 hours to complete exams.
  • Test reader or scribe.
  • Allowance of assistive devices such as a tape recorder for class notes to be used in the classroom.
  • Written material such as overheads or handouts may need to be read aloud or put into an accessible format (enlarged, put on a disk/compact disks, JAWS, etc.)
  • Use of CCTV for academic materials.
  • Notifications to the SFCC instructor(s) regarding the specific challenges the visual impairment may pose to the student.
  • Other reasonable accommodation as determined on an individual basis.
Temporary Disabling Conditions (i.e. broken limbs)
State Fair Community College students with temporary disabling conditions may be eligible to receive temporary assistance through the Access Office. Students should submit sufficient documentation regarding their condition. Each student’s situation will be evaluated on an individual basis. For more information, please call the Access Office, located in Student Services at 660-530-5832.
  • If you do not have a Disabled Person’s Placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles, State Fair Community College has campus tags available for use on the SFCC campuses. Contact the Access Office or call 550-530-5832 for details and the necessary paperwork to qualify for a campus use only accessible parking tag.
Grievance Procedure
Students are able to file a grievance if they are in disagreement with actions or decisions made by the Access Office. This claim or grievance should be submitted in writing to the Dean of Student and Academic Services (660)596-7393, SFCC, Student Services, 3201 W. 16th, Sedalia, MO 65301.

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