- Knowing what their disability is and what their needs might be
- Making an appointment with the Office For Student Access to get more information
- Providing documentation from an appropriate professional verifying the nature of the disability, functional limitations, and rationale for requesting specific accommodations
- Making accommodation requests in a timely manner
- Alternative Text Services
Students who are eligible to receive text books in an alternative format must submit the request in writing to the Office For Student Access. This should be done at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester. For copyright reasons the book must be purchased in advance. the Office For Student Access will attempt to locate an alternate text format from the publisher first. If it is not available, the Office For Student Access may have to scan and convert the text in our office. This process can take a week to ten days, which is why it is necessary to submit the request early. Contact the Office For Student Access with additional questions or direction: 269-488-4397.
- Extended Time for Test Taking
Extended time for test taking is 1 ½ to 2 times the regular time set for a given test. It is your responsibility as the student to coordinate your services with your instructor. If the instructor is going to put the test in the testing center you must know the timeframe you have to complete the test. To use the testing center you must have your student ID and you will need to know the course name, number and instructor. You must have the test complete before the cutoff date set by the instructor.
- Note Taking Services
Students who qualify for note taking services must attend class prior to determining whether or not they will need this service for a given class. Instructor notes and/or power points may be available for students to supplement their notes. If this is the case, it is unlikely that the note taking service will be necessary. Please notify the Office For Student Access if you will require the note taking service (which includes the use of note taking paper). Once the request is received an additional accommodation notification will be sent to your instructor along with note taking paper. The notification will include instructions to ask for a volunteer to take notes on the carbon-less paper. The note taker will then keep the original and give the copy to the instructor for you to pick up after class. It is your responsibility to let the Office For Student Access know when additional paper is needed. You must attend the class to receive notes (you will not receive notes for classes you are absent from).
- Reader or Scribe Services for Tests
Students requiring a test reader and/or scribe will need to schedule an appointment at the front desk of the Learning Center. You will need to know the course name, number and instructor. Please be advised that you will need to inform the scheduler of the time needed for the test (allow at least time and a half for an exam). You should schedule well in advance of the exam (at least one week). It is your responsibility as the student to coordinate your services with your instructor as well as your reader/scribe.
- Recording of Lectures
This material is copyrighted and is for KVCC academic use only. It may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed in any format. You must also inform your instructor prior to using a recording device.