Accommodations Frequently Asked Questions
Each individual has a basic right to an education in accordance with his or her aspirations, talents, and skills. Listed below are some of the common questions:
- What is a disability?
- What are some of the accommodations that are available?
- Who is eligible?
- What are reasonable accommodations?
- What are the student's responsibilities?
- What are Richland Community College's responsibilities?
- What are the keys to success for students with disabilities?
- Is there other help available in addition to what the Academic Success Center Accommodation’s office provides?
What is a disability?
"Disability" means, with respect to an individual,
- a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that individual
- a record of such impairment; or
- being regarded as having such an impairment
What are some of the accommodations that are available?
- Record classroom lecture
- Electronic books
- Sign language interpreter
- Preferential seating
- Note taker/Carbonless Notebook
- Enlarged print
- Adaptive computer equipment
- Extended time on tests
- Quiet testing
- Test writer
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible the disabling condition(s) must obstruct participation in otherwise available academic or extracurricular activities without accommodation(s). Students must supply the Academic Success Center Accommodations Office with documentation describing the nature of ad functional limitations caused by the disability.
What are reasonable accommodations?
"Reasonable accommodations" means that modifications or adjustments will be made to enable a qualified student with a disability an equal opportunity to achieve success. Reasonable accommodations must be indicated in the official documentation.
What are the student’s responsibilities?
- Sign into MyRichland and fill out an Accommodations Application
- Provide documentation Academic Success Center Accommodations Office
- Communicate directly with your instructors
- Use accommodations
- Keep Academic Success Center Accommodation’s Office office informed of progress
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
What are Richland Community College’s responsibilities?
- Arrange for reasonable accommodations based on documentation provided
- Monitor the effectiveness of accommodations
- Maintain confidentiality of student information
What are keys to success for students with disabilities?
As with all students, success depends on dedication, attendance, homework completion, effort, the willingness to do extra work and to take advantage of the help available.
Is there other help available in addition to what the Academic Success Center Accommodation’s Office provided?
All Richland students are encouraged to use walk-in tutoring or to schedule individual tutoring if needed. Computers are available for students to practice math, reading, comprehension, and writing. There is also software that enables the student to work on increasing memory, reasoning, processing and staying on task.