Disability Accommodations

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” – Lou Holtz

 

Students who have been accepted for admission to Georgia Highlands College and have a chronic physical or mental disability, which subsequently limits one or more major life activities, are eligible for services. Once accepted, the student should contact Student Support Services in order to receive services. The student must self identify and provide documentation of the disability from a qualified professional. Please view the documentation guidelines found here. An intake interview is set, in which the student and a Student Support Services member will discuss individual needs and determine appropriate accommodations.

Accommodation Delivery

The primary form of service delivery will be Accommodation Letters, which will describe recommended accommodations. The student is responsible for requesting services and providing an Accommodation Letter to each faculty member the student is taking a class with each semester.

Instructors do NOT supply accommodations to a student who has not followed the procedures of self-identifying, providing appropriate documentation, and providing an Accommodation Letter from Student Support Services.

All facilities used by students at each campus are monitored for accessibility to the best of Student Support Services’ ability. Students who are considering enrollment at Georgia Highlands College may schedule consultations and tours of the campus of their choice.

Possible Accommodations

All entitlements to accommodations are based on documentation and University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents Standards. The following is a list of possible services and accommodations you may qualify for based on your disability and individual needs.  Please note that this list is not inclusive of all accommodations that can be provided, nor are all students eligible for all accommodations.

  • Accessible furniture, such as: adjustable tables and seating
  • ACCUPLACER accommodations
  • Alternative media equipment, such as: adapted key boards, monitors, and software
  • Alternative format materials, such as: electronic textbooks, Braille, and enlarged print
  • Assistive technology, such as: screen reading software, speech-to-text software
  • Audio record lectures
  • Help finding note-takers
  • Preferential seating
  • Reduced course load
  • Sign language interpreters/captioning services
  • Testing accommodations, such as: extended time, calculator; spell/grammar check