Academic accommodations are adjustments or modifications to the physical environment, curricula design and educational process that allow disabled students access to educational opportunities on an equal basis as other students. However, accommodations cannot compromise academic integrity or impose undue difficulty on campus programs or activities. Accommodations include, but are not limited to, accessible classrooms and labs, assistive technologies, readers, scribes, note-takers, and modified class schedules.
Accommodations are based on the nature of your disability and how it impacts your ability to function in the academic environment. Requests for accommodations therefore will be processed and provided on a case-by-case basis. You will be expected to provide supporting documentation for each request for accommodations. For example, a student who wants accommodations for mobility impairments and learning differences should provide documentation supporting both requests.
Procedures for Requesting Accommodations
1. Contact Access-Ability Services as soon as possible after admission to KCC. If you have not yet applied to the college, please visit Admissions.
2. Complete and sign an Application for Accommodations and Services.
3. Submit the Application with appropriate documentation to support each request for accommodation to Access-Ability Services.
4. Provide appropriate documentation in a timely manner to receive accommodations for the CUNY Placement Tests.
5. You may be contacted for more information or to schedule an interview, if necessary. It is important that you know about your disability, your strengths and limitations, history of accommodations, the accommodations you are requesting, and your rights and responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
After reviewing your application and documentation, Access-Ability Services may elect one of the following options:
· To approve and arrange for the accommodations you have requested. AAS will provide you with literature about its policies and procedures and will assign you to an AAS counselor.
· To offer you other equally effective accommodations.
· To deny the request for accommodations, if the supporting documentation demonstrates that the request is not warranted or if you fail to provide appropriate documentation.
· To refuse requests for accommodations and services that may require the college to make fundamental changes to a college program or activity.