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Aims Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Disability Access Services


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Location

College Center, Room 164

Program Director

Dana Jones, 970.339.6388

Assistive Technology Specialist

970.339.6596

Providing equal opportunity is an important and shared responsibility at Aims Community College.  Disability Access Services (DAS) shares this responsibility by assisting students with documented disabilities in reaching their academic potential.  The office strives to accomplish this by providing qualified students with reasonable academic accommodations as mandated under ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Disability categories served by the DAS Office include, but are not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum  
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Orthopedic Condition
  • Neurological
  • Learning Disability
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Psychiatric/Psychological
  • Multiple Disability
  • Systematic Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Services for Temporary Disabilities

It is solely the responsibility of the student to disclose his/her disability and to obtain appropriate accommodations.  If students wish to self-identify and request accommodations, contact the DAS Office to arrange an Intake Meeting.  Students will need to provide appropriate documentation that describes the diagnosed disability and current functional limitations.  Contact the DAS Office as soon as classes are scheduled in order to ensure services will commence as close to the start of classes as possible.  Please note that once documentation and paperwork is received in the DAS Office, the approval/denial process could take up to 10-14 working days for a final decision to be made so please plan accordingly.  Students will be notified by email if additional documentation is needed.  If requests are approved, Faculty Notification Letters will be made available for students and professors via email.  Accommodations will not take effect until the professor has received the approval letter.

To request accommodations, students must submit:

  • Current documentation from a qualified diagnostician stating the disability and functional limitations
  • A completed student Intake Form (for new DAS students)
  • A completed Request for Accommodations Form
  • An Alternative Text Request Form, if applicable

Returning students need to inform the DAS Office each semester to request continued services.

Examples of accommodations:

  • Extended test time
  • Test writers and/or readers
  • Notes Assistance
  • Recording devices
  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Alternative texts
  • Braille
  • Adaptive computer equipment
  • Assistive technology

Accommodations for all campuses are handled through the Greeley Office.

For further information, e-mail disabilities@aims.edu or access the website at http://www.aims.edu/student/das.