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Disability Services

NWCCD is committed to responding to the appropriate needs of students with documented disabilities as outlined in both Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (Amendments Act) of 2008. Through the provision of auxiliary aids and services, students with disabilities are able to equally access and participate in the programs, services and activities at NWCCD. Students with disabilities may be eligible for one or more of services below from NWCCD. Services and accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis between Disability Services and the student. Services for which students are eligible depend on the type of disability, documentation provided by a qualified health care provider, the student’s needs, and the specific courses the student is taking.

Examples of Possible Accommodations (please note this is not a complete list):

 

    • Testing accommodations, including but not limited to: Extended test time, a quiet/distraction-reduced testing environment, opportunities for supervised breaks, exam readers, use of computer with spell check/grammar check during essay exams, use of a calculator during testing of students with math calculation or math reasoning disabilities, alternative testing format, scribe

 

    • Extended time for in-class assignments to correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, no penalty or spelling on assignments written in-class without dictionary/spell check

 

    • Priority/special seating arrangements (i.e., chair, larger desk, wheelchair-accessible desk, sitting close to the front of the room, or sitting by the door)

 

    • Sign language interpreter or remote interpreting services when a sign language interpreter is not available

 

    • Duplication/copy of instructor notes or power points

 

    • Early or priority registration

 

    • Note sharing, note takers in class, digital recorder in the classroom

 

    • Digital textbooks, textbooks in Braille, Enlarged font textbooks

 

    • Scribe

 

    • Written materials provided in an alternative format

 

    • Assistive technology or assistive listening devices

 

    • Substitution of courses, or coursework, if applicable

 

 

 

Course Substitutions and Other Important Information:

 

Although NWCCD is an open enrollment institution, all students must be qualified* to participate in any program of academic study. Therefore, students with disabilities are not excused from course prerequisites, GPA requirements, or degree requirements. However, in some limited circumstances it may be appropriate for a substitution of a peripheral academic requirement. Such accommodations are made only when it is clear that the student’s disability makes completion of the requirement impossible; such accommodations must not alter the integrity of the academic program.

 

*A qualified student with a disability is a student who has provided appropriate documentation that meets the NWCCD guidelines for reasonable accommodations. A qualified student is a person who meets the course and degree program requirements, placement scores, course prerequisites, and GPA requirements for good academic standing.

 

 

Disability Services – Gillette College

Kristin Douglas, MA, LPC, NCC, BCB

Director of Counseling and ADA Services

Mailing Address:

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718

Office Location:

3251 South 4-J Road, TEC 212B
Gillette, WY 82718

 

Disability Services – Sheridan College

Tim Charles, MA, TESOL

Disability Services Coordinator

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801

Office Location:

3059 Coffeen Ave., GMB 110
Sheridan, WY 82801

Phone: 307.686.0254 Ext. 2011
Fax: 307.687.7141
Attn: Kristin Douglas(Please call before faxing documents)
Phone: 307.674.6446 Ext. 2701
Fax: 307.674.3384
Attn: Tim Charles(Please call before faxing documents)
Email: kdouglas@sheridan.edu Email: tcharles@sheridan.edu