Accessibility Services FAQs
NCCC does not have special educational programs. Students with disabilities are in the same classes and have to meet the same requirements as all other students. We do provide academic adjustments to students with disabilities based upon appropriate documentation. Often these will be similar to some of the services received in high school.
You must contact Accessibility Services at 614-6285 to schedule an appointment to meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator. Please bring documentation with you that supports your request for academic adjustments.
Documentation will vary based upon your disability. Documentation needs to be current and relevant to how your disability affects your functioning within an academic setting. In many cases, if you have a learning disability, you will need to provide a copy of your IEP and psychological evaluation. More defined documentation guidelines can be found here.
When you meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator, your documentation is evaluated to determine appropriate academic adjustments. Every semester, during the first week of classes, letters to your professors outlining your accommodations are emailed to your TWolves email. You give the letter to the professor to let them know what academic adjustments you receive. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with professors during office hours to give them a copy of the letter and discuss academic adjustments.
There is a wide range of adaptive technology devices available for students who are assigned these types of accommodations. Students can set up an appointment with the Accessibility Services Coordinator at 614-6285 to get trained in use of adaptive software and hardware.
Students with disabilities should apply for the same financial aid packages as all other students. You may also be eligible for services from ACCES-VR (formerly VESID). ACCES-VR is a nationwide Federal-State program. Their role is to help a person with a disability prepare for a suitable occupation, and education may be a part of this. Contact ACCES-VR directly at 716-848-8001 for further information.