Who we are
We are a team of experienced and professional specialists and staff with knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policies. In Accessibility Services, we engage in an interactive process with students to discuss the impact of their disabilities on learning and determine reasonable accommodations that help to mitigate those challenges.
We provide accommodations for students
Accommodations may include alternate format textbooks and materials, alternative testing arrangements, sign language, alternative furniture, and much more. For detailed descriptions of accommodations, please visit our Accommodations page.
We promote self-advocacy
We encourage our students to be their own advocates in seeking accommodations. We promote students speaking for themselves, asking for what they need, asking questions when information is unclear, communicating with their instructors, knowing their rights and responsibilities, and seeking out additional helpful resources.
All information maintained by the Accessibility Services department is part of students' educational record and is protected by the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA of 1974). Please refer to our Confidentiality page for more information.
Academic Accessibility Concern Process
If a student has an academic and/or accommodation-related concern, or believes they have been discriminated against or harassed based on a disability, he or she should report the incident as soon as possible.
Pikes Peak Community College and Accessibility Services operate in accordance with the following relevant federal laws: Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008.Grievance Procedures