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If you are a student with a disability and need accommodations, Access Services can provide support to help you meet your educational goals.

Access Services values the diversity disability brings to the college campus. Access Services provides students with disabilities equal opportunity and access to college programs and services so all students can participate in the full college experience available at Johnson County Community College.

Some of the accommodations and services we offer include testing accommodations, note-taking assistance, sign language interpreting services, audiobooks/alternative text and assistive technology. All accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis during a meeting with an Access Services advisor.

Requesting Assistance

To request accommodations or services:

  • Provide documentation of disability to Access Services. Documentation requirements vary, depending on disability but may include a psychoeducational evaluation, Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 Plan, Statement of diagnosis that includes current functional limitation of disability, and/or other relevant medical documents.
  • Make an appointment with an Access Services advisor to request and determine appropriate accommodations. Accommodations and services may vary from class to class and are determined on a case-by-case basis. During this meeting, a Service Request Form (SRF) will be completed to start the accommodations process. For more information, refer to the Access Services Student Responsibilities Brochure.

After your accommodations are approved and set up, you will be given Faculty Memos to deliver to your professors. The Faculty Memos inform professors what accommodations will be used in their classrooms. Specific information regarding your disability is not shared.

You will need to:

  • Deliver Faculty Memos to professors during the first week of class or as soon as possible after receiving them. Delivering to a professor during office hours is usually the most confidential option for a discussion regarding the accommodations requested. Email professors to schedule an appointment as needed.
  • Inform Access Services of any concerns and/or schedule changes throughout the semester.

If you are having a problem with an accommodation, with course accessibility, or with any other academic or personal concern, please schedule an appointment with an Access advisor or the Deaf Services coordinator so we can discuss options and come up with a plan to help you resolve the problem.