Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 26, 2022  
Catalog 2022-2023

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 to have equal access to the classroom and class content. 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 Conditions
  • Neurological
  • Learning Disability
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Psychiatric/Psychological
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Services for Temporary Disabilities

It is solely the responsibility of the student to disclose their diagnosis to obtain appropriate accommodations. If students wish to self-identify and request accommodations, they should 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 and are not retroactive.

To request accommodations, students must:

  • 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. Appointments can be conducted in person or by Zoom.

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