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Services we provide
- Student Advocacy
- Testing Accommodations (scribe, audio, extended time, adjustable height desks etc.)
- Assistive Technology
- Alternate Media (E-text, Braille, Large print)
- Sign Language Interpreting
- Captioning Services
- Note-Taking Accommodations
- Resources on Disability Issues
- Other Services based on need
The services you are approved for are dependent on your individual needs and your disability. To learn what accommodations you can be approved for, please Register with Disability Services.
For further information about our services and policies please check out our Student Handbook
To learn more about how to support DS students and your responsibilities as an instructor check out our Faculty Handbook
Providing a quality higher education experience to a diverse student population is embedded in the philosophy of Columbus State. We recognize disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the campus community. To this end, Disability Services collaborates with students, faculty, staff and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable environments. We promote and facilitate awareness and full access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can students have a Service, Therapy or Comfort animal with them on campus?
Answer: Columbus State Community College complies with the ADAAA and Section 504 regarding the use of a Service Animal on campus. Comfort and Emotional Support animals are not necessarily covered by these laws. Questions and clarifications about Service and Support Animals should be directed to a Disability Services Advocate.
2. Can students registered with Disability services use class notes during an exam as part of their accommodation plan? Can extended homework deadlines be part of my accommodations?
Answer: Columbus State Community College is legally obligated to provide all students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of course material. This means it is unlikely that the use of notes during exams and extended homework deadlines are reasonable accommodations. Questions and clarifications about reasonable academic accommodations should be directed to a Disability Services Advocate.