Welcome to the Jefferson State Community College ADA Accommodations Office. Our office looks forward to working with you and providing assistance to qualified students with disabilities.
The purpose of the Jefferson State Community College ADA Accommodations Office is to ensure equal access to the college experience for self-identified students with disabilities. Equal access is defined as equal opportunities to develop and demonstrate academic skills while maintaining the academic integrity of the College. The ADA Office is also responsible for disseminating information concerning ADA compliance and accessibility matters to students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and community members.
ADA Accommodations Office:
Enrollment Services handles all applications for admission. Admission standards must be met by all students, regardless of disability.
All disability documentation must be submitted to the ADA Accommodations Office. When to self-identify as a student with a disability is a decision for the student. However, prospective students are encouraged to contact the ADA Accommodations Office for information regarding services and facilities. If accommodations are needed for placement testing, disability documentation must be on file in the ADA Accommodations Office.
The ADA Office maintains all documents relating to a student's disability. They are regarded with the strictest confidentiality. No personal document will be released without written permission of the student.
The ADA Accommodations office staff is available to help you with equal access to the college environment. We are available to help with accommodation questions or, if needed, with assistance contacting other campus departments or community agencies.
New students requesting services must complete an online ADA application, provide appropriate college-level documentation of disability, then should contact the ADA Accommodations office to schedule a “virtual” intake appointment.
For course accommodations, each semester eligible students may request official letters from the ADA Office webpage www.jeffersonstate.edu/ada by selecting “Forms for Student Use”. Once receiving the letter through the Jefferson State email system, students must sign and submit the letter to the instructor discussing accommodations needed for the course. For implementing extended time on exams for eligible students, we recommend students email the instructor a reminder of the accommodation a few days before each exam. If beginning an online test you don't see the time extension, immediately email the instructor awaiting their reply before starting.
Now is a time of real transition as we learn to adapt to change. As students with disabilities, you are well-equipped to overcome challenges and obstacles more so than many.
You can do this!