2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Disability Access Services


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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 diagnosis 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. 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 diagnosis and functional limitations
  • A completed student Intake Form (for new DAS students)

Returning students need to inform the DAS Office each semester to request continued services, either by email, phone, or appointment.

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. Please email or call to set up an Intake Appointment if on an outlying campus.

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