Examples Of Accommodations And Services

Some of the appropriate accommodations and services the ADA Office may  recommend are:

  • Early Registration -A student with a disability may register during early registration. The student is responsible for regular advisement with the individual college advisors and then may register through the ADA Office.
  • Testing Accommodations – Testing accommodations may include extended time, reduced-distraction testing environment, recorded or orally administered tests, and/or scribes. Testing accommodations are provided within each department if possible. Students should discuss testing accommodations with their  instructors at the beginning of each semester.
  • Alternate Formats for Assignments – In many cases, assignments may be submitted in formats other than those stated in course requirements (i.e., recorded rather than written or typed, and typed rather than hand written).
  • Recordings / Note takers – Students may be permitted to record class lectures or be assigned a peer note taker as a reasonable accommodation. If the student is assigned a note taker, the ADA Office furnishes the instructor a supply of the NCR (No Carbon Required) paper. The instructor asks the class for a volunteer to take notes. The note taker gives the notes to the instructor at the end of each class. The student given the accommodation of a peer note taker receives the notes from the instructor.
  • Sign Language Interpreters / CART / Readers / Scribes  -The ADA Office will provide sign language interpreters/readers/scribes when needed.Academic Classroom Aids – In many cases, students may be permitted to use calculators (restrictions apply) electronic dictionaries, word processors, spell checkers for in-class work and FM Systems.
  • Service Animals / Guide Dogs – In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are permitted on the college campus and in its facilities. A service animal means any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals with impaired hearing, providing minimal rescue or protection work, pulling a wheelchair, fetching dropped items or providing assistance with balance and stability. To be permitted on campus, a service animal must be specifically trained to perform a service function. The crime deterrent effects of an animal’s presence and the provision of emotional support, well‐being, comfort, or companionship do not constitute work or tasks for the purposes of this definition. JSCC employees will not ask about the nature or extent of a person’s disability, but may make two inquiries to determine whether an animal qualifies as a service animal. Staff may ask if the animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal  has been trained to perform. Furthermore, the animal should wear a harness, cape, identification tag, or other gear that readily identifies its working status. Service animals whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification.