Documentation of a student’s disability is required to obtain services. Elevators are located in each building and are open to use by everyone. Access doors for individuals with impairments are located at the front entrances to all buildings. Special parking is designated closest to all buildings and located in the front, the rear, or the side of each building. Special chairs and adjustable tables are made available for those with verified needs.
Documentation of a student’s disability is required to obtain services.
With proper documentation and prior notice, students may also request the following services:
These are important and students are required to submit a request at the beginning of each semester.
Individualized support plans are provided to instructors if consent is given by the student. The support plan informs the instructors of any special considerations and services required for the student.
Alternative testing accommodations are available when usual testing methods reflect a student’s disability rather than the student’s level of achievement. Testing accommodations are determined after careful review of the documentation provided by the student and an individual consultation between the student and a staff member. Testing services are available for exams, quizzes, etc. to assist the faculty in providing accommodations to meet the legal mandates of ADA and Section 504.
A complete individual assessment is conducted with each student to determine specific academic support services. The determination of accommodations is based on the professional evaluations and recommendations provided by the student. Information regarding the student is confidential and will only be shared with the appropriate faculty members after an official consent form has been signed.
Walters State DOES NOT provide services that are of a personal nature i.e., pushing wheelchairs, restroom assistance and feeding assistance. Attendant care is NOT provided.
Students with state issued disabilities license plates or placards must register with Student Support Services. With proper documentation of the need, Student Support Services also issues temporary disability parking permits. The fine for parking in areas designated for individuals with disabilities without the valid state parking permit or the WSCC temporary hangtag will be $200.00. This policy will be strictly enforced.