Chesapeake College Accessibility Services
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Director of Accessibility Services
Caroline Center 201-A | 410-827-5805 | email@example.com
The purpose of Accessibility Services is to adapt the College's general services to the specialized individual needs of otherwise qualified students with disabilities, for the purpose of providing equal access to all programs and facilities.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Chesapeake College is committed to providing equal access and assurance that no qualified person shall by reason of a disability be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of any program or activity operated by the College. Each qualified person shall receive reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to educational opportunities, programs and services.
Requesting Accessibility Support Services
Download a copy of the checklist here, or explore the steps required to request support services below.
STEP 1Please complete the Accessibility Services Self-Disclosure Form. Once you submit that form, the Director of Accessibility Services, Lynnette Blake, will contact you for an appointment to discuss your disability and needs for accommodations.
STEP 2Students who request reasonable accommodations must self identify and register with the Accessibility & Student Conduct Coordinator in the Office of Accessibility Services located in the Learning Resource Center, room 113, on the Wye Mills Campus.
STEP 3Submit a comprehensive evaluation report that diagnoses your disability from your physician, psychologist or other certified clinician. ***See what this documentation should include.***
(Secondary school information, such as an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan may also be submitted, but such documents must also include a psychoeducational report.)
Check your documentation to be sure it is current (within the past four years) and includes all required elements. If you do not have current and/or complete documentation and do not have a resource for evaluation, please call or make an appointment with the Accessibility Services office for a referral to testing facilities. Chesapeake College does not offer medical or psychological evaluations and does not provide funding for testing.
New students requesting accommodations for the Placement Test must contact the Accessibility Services office at 410-827-5805 to discuss your needs.
The Accessibility Services Coordinator will complete an Accommodations Plan based on the documentation provided by your clinician and the information you provide. Please note: The documentation must support each accommodation you request.
STEP 4Bring completed disability documentation to your Accessibility Services appointment. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will discuss the classroom accommodations for which you are eligible based on the documentation and information you provide.
YOU are responsible for providing your instructors with a copy of your Accommodations Plan. Your instructors will discuss with you how your Plan will be implemented for their course. If there are concerns about the Plan, the Accessibility Services Coordinator must be contacted as soon as possible to discuss any issues.
You will need to meet with the Accessibility Services Coordinator each semester to update your Plan and submit a copy of your class schedule.
Your documentation should include:
- a current diagnosis statement identifying the disability
- the date of the current diagnosis evaluation
- the date of the original diagnosis
- a description of the diagnosis criteria and/or the diagnostic test used
- a description of the current functional impact
- all treatment, medications, assistive devices/services currently prescribed or used
- the credentials of the diagnosing professional
- professional recommendations regarding accommodations and services
For more information contact the Director of Accessibility Services, Lynnette Blake, at 410-827-5805, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Resources & Forms
Student Rights & Responsibilities
Accessibility Services (brochure, PDF)
Support Services Checklist
Postsecondary Accessibility Services (PDF)
Contact Financial Aid for Tuition Waiver Information
Communicating With and About People with Disabilities - CDC's PDF Guide