At a Glance
The Disability Services Office serves about 100 students per semester on average. Students who work with the office are quite diverse. They may be just graduating from high school, finishing up their GED, or returning to school from the world of work. Students may have cognitive/learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, psychiatric conditions, sensory disabilities, or chronic medical conditions that significantly impact their ability to learn. In addition, students whose English language skills create academic barriers, whose study skills need a tune up, or those who need advice regarding whether they are a qualified student with a disability may receive support through the office. All services are free and confidential.
Academic accommodations and supports are determined on an individual basis. However, some of the most common accommodations we offer include, but may not be limited to:
- Extended Test Time
- Test Reader
- Distraction Free Test Environment
- Note Taking Services
- Alternate Formats for Texts
- Scribing Services
- Assistive Technology such as: Read, Write, Gold, Zoomtext, Dragon Naturally Speaking, or JAWS
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Physical Accommodations such as: height adjusted desks/tables, preferential seating, adaptive technology (track ball mouse, screen magnifier, alternate keyboard)
Office Contact Information
The Disability Services Office is located in B-204 until July 2014 and will be moving to C-211 prior to the fall 2014 semester. Two part-time staff run the office. Generally, office staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30-3. Late afternoon appointments and evening appointments are available by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Judy Mika.
Judy Mika, 815-224-0350, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Including Tuesday and Wednesday evening by appointment
Tina Hardy, 815-224-0284, e-mail email@example.com Available Monday, Tuesday at the Ottawa Center between 11-2, Wednesday, and Friday
IVCC is committed to responding to the needs of students with disabilities as outlined both in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (PL 93-16) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (PL 110-325).