Accommodations and services
PCC Accessible Ed & Disability Resources uses an interactive process to meet the needs of students who experience disability. Our counselors and specialists meet with students individually to verify eligibility for specific academic adjustments – see the accommodation process page. Examples of accommodations and services available for use by eligible students include but are not limited to the following:
- Notetaking support options include the use of recording devices and other assistive technologies or the use of notetaking services provided through Accessible Ed & Disability Resources directly.
- In-class aides are approved for students who need assistance with specific academic tasks in classroom and lab environments.
- Sign language interpreting and transcribing is approved and coordinated to ensure communication access.
- Accommodated testing for timed assessments is approved through Accessible Ed & Disability Resources, but exams are often proctored through PCC Testing Centers.
- Furniture adjustments are provided for students when the existing options cause barriers.
- Adaptive computer technology is available across the college and for loan.
Course material accommodations
- Alternate formats for print include large print, Braille, audio, accessible electronic text, etc.
- Media captioning for video content.
- We offer collaboration and engagement through an interactive process. When students are eligible for liaison services such as consideration for flexibility with attendance, deadlines, or group work, there is an e-form that needs to be signed before requesting accommodations. The language for this e-form can be reviewed in advance. Please reach out to Accessible Ed & Disability Resources with any questions about rights and responsibilities.
- When requests for consideration of adjustments to course-specific policies [pdf] are included on faculty notification letters, Accessible Ed & Disability Resources provides brief agreement forms to assist. These forms document ways flexibility can be put in place on a course by course basis without fundamentally altering or lowering standards. Complete these forms through the online accommodation system and preview the questions.
- Forms can be completed by students working directly with their instructors, or they can be completed by AEDR on behalf of students and instructors. Once a form has been completed or modified, email confirmations will be sent to both the student and instructor. AEDR is available to assist at any point in the process.
- Statements of support may be discussed and provided as appropriate.
- We may also provide assistance for students navigating college processes, such as financial aid appeals, academic progress reviews, or student conduct hearings.
- GED® test accommodations and guidance may be provided for external testing services.
- Course substitutions – See our course substitution guidelines and fill out a course substitution request form (must be completed with AEDR practitioner).
- Reduced course loads
- Accessible Ed & Disability Resources counseling and academic coaching
- Adaptive computing training and support
- Adaptive equipment is available from the library for anyone at PCC. More specialized equipment is available from Accessible Ed & Disability Resources upon approval.
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