Students registered with Accessibility Services maintain certain rights and responsibilities, which are outlined below.

Every student registered with Accessibility Services has the right to:

  • Be free from discrimination on the grounds of having a disability and free from retaliatory discrimination.
  • Be assured that information about a disability is held confidential. It will not be shared with anyone unless permitted by the student in writing, except as a required by law.
  • Choose to whom the disclosure of disability is made except as required by law.
  • Equal opportunity and access to educational programs, services, activities, and facilities available at all PPCC campuses.
  • Reasonable and appropriate accommodations, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids as determined on a case-by-case basis, where the student’s disability limits access, participation, or ability to benefit.
  • Meet privately with faculty to discuss needed accommodations and address any other concerns.
  • Be treated equally with other students regarding grades and class participation.
  • Appeal decisions regarding accommodations and auxiliary aids.
  • Be informed of their grievance rights and procedures, including the appeal of decisions concerning academic accommodations.

Every student registered with Accessibility Services has the responsibility to:

  • Identify self in a timely manner to Accessibility Services with a disability requesting academic accommodations.
  • Initiate requests by scheduling an appointment with Accessibility Services. Actively participate in the determination and development of appropriate, effective, and reasonable accommodations.
  • Discuss accommodations with instructor(s) and participate in determining how the accommodations will be implemented.
  • Notify Accessibility Services immediately when accommodations are not provided.
  • REquest testing accommodations each semester, contacting the instructor, and allowing the instructor at least 5 days prior to the first accommodated test.
  • Schedule each test 1 week in advance with Accessibility Services to include date, time, technology, reader, scribe, etc. and any other requests as soon as they receive the syllabi.
  • Make arrangements with Accessibility Services staff for assistance with equipment. Notify a staff member immediately if there are problems with the test, accommodative environment, equipment, furniture, etc.
  • Communicate: Self-advocate. Work with Accessibility Services Disability Specialists on developing advocacy skills and communicating specific needs and accommodations with faculty.
  • Meet with a Disability Specialist at least 8 weeks prior to each semester to discuss arrangements for needed accommodations. Even if you have not met this timeline, please contact Accessibility Services.

Every student registered with Accessibility Services has the responsibility to meet the same academic and student conduct standards as other students and ask for assistance and accommodations in an appropriate manner.