All students who take the College placement exam are invited to request information for students with disabilities on their test answer sheets. Students who request information are given the name of the campus 504/ADA coordinator, an ADA Face Sheet and Accommodations Request Form. Students who contact the their 504/ADA coordinator and submit the request form will begin the ADA accommodations process.
205-932-3221 (Ext. 5103)
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The student and the 504/ADA coordinator work together to determine the student's campus-related accommodation needs. A good faith effort is made to provide appropriate accommodations and to fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of Section 504 and ADA guidelines.
An Accommodations Request Form must be completed, identifying accommodations requested and other pertinent information. Printed forms are available from the 504/ADA coordinator, the Placement Test Center, the Office of Student Services, in the Orientation Workbook. Accommodations will not be considered until the student has submitted the ADA Accommodations Request Form and any required documentation to the ADA Coordinator. If accommodations are granted they begin on or after the date of approval. Under no circumstances will accommodations be granted retroactively.
» Downloadable ADA Accomodations Request Form
If documentation is required, information release forms are available from the 504/ADA coordinator to assist the student in obtaining official documentation of disability from physicians or other agencies.
Once a student meets with the 504/ADA coordinator to request classroom accommodations and provides any needed documentation of disability, the coordinator sends a Documentation of Disability Form to each of the student's instructors to inform them of the accommodations to be met in the classroom. Non-classroom accommodation requests are forwarded by the 504/ADA coordinator to the appropriate College official for implementation.
The student then meets with each instructor to request and to discuss the implementation of each authorized accommodation. Instructors will not initiate accommodations without the student's consent.
The student must meet with the 504/ADA coordinator at the beginning of each academic term for which classroom accommodations are requested, so that the instructors for each term can be notified of the accommodations.
Completed Accommodation Request Forms and any documentation of disability are confidential and are stored in a locked file separate from the student's permanent student record.