Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) makes every reasonable effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). In compliance with this commitment SVCC employs a Coordinator of Disability Support to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations and auxiliary aides for access and participation in college sponsored classes, services and programs.
- All students are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Office (DSO) early in their academic planning.
- Eligibility and registration for services through the DSO is independent from registration of classes.
- All new students requesting services must meet with the Coordinator.
- This initial appointment will last approximately one hour.
- All returning students seeking to implement accommodations must meet with the Coordinator each semester.
- No accommodations will be provided without an intake consultation with the Coordinator.
- Students should bring documentation of disability to the intake consultation. School plans such as an IEP, 504 Plan or SOP are useful but may not, in and of themselves, be sufficient documentation to establish the rationale for accommodations.
- Accommodations are not retroactive.
Accommodations that may be determined appropriate include:
- Extended time for tests.
- Reduced distraction environment for testing.
- Recording devices for classroom settings.
- Sign language interpretation.
- Closed captioned video materials.
- Enlarged print materials.