- Accessibility Resources
- Inver Hills Community College
- Library Building, Room 207
- Fax: 651-450-3677
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Reasonable accommodations are available to postsecondary students who are willing to disclose a disability. An accommodation is a support that gives students an equal opportunity to participate and benefit from college.
Accommodations are granted on a case-by-case basis based on the information disclosed and student's self-report during the initial meeting, any additional observation and interaction, and information from external or third parties.
Reasonable accommodations can be provided in various ways. The following are brief descriptions and examples of the most common categories of accommodations that permit a qualified student with a disability to effectively participate in the educational process.
Letters of Accommodation are effective for one semester and you must request a renewal each semester.
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The determination of eligibility for services for services is a multi-step process:
An initial intake meeting is required to discuss the accommodation process and fill out the online registration form or in-person in the Learning Center.
Documentation should be from an appropriate professional, such as a doctor, psychologist, licensed therapist, psychiatrist, etc. Documentation should include:
The following form may be filled out by a medical or mental health professional as a way to obtain the appropriate documentation of disability: Documentation of Disability Form
Please see documentation guidelines for further information and requirements.
After the intake interview has been conducted, a Letter of Accommodation will be developed to identify the agreed-upon accommodations. The student will receive a copy of the Letter of Accommodation for his or her records.
It is crucial that students keep instructors informed when requesting use of an accommodation. It is the responsibility of the student to distribute Letters of Accommodation to instructors. It is the student's responsibility to communicate his or her accommodation needs to instructors as soon as possible.
It is the student's responsibility to request services and request Letter of Accommodation prior to the beginning of each semester. After receiving the request, Accessibility Resources staff will review the accommodation needs for the coursework. Accessibility Resources will contact the student if additional information is needed to process a request.
If students are transferring from another college it is important to note that accommodations do not automatically transfer from school to school. In order to get set up with our OAR and accommodations as soon as possible, please follow the steps listed in the applying for accommodations section.
In accordance with the law, there are some modifications that the college does not provide as a reasonable accommodation. Examples include: