For more information contact:
(620) 421-6700 ext. 1230
In adhering to the belief that all people should have the opportunity
to develop to their potential, endeavors to stimulate enthusiasm
for learning and provide opportunities to develop skills and
attitudes to be a fulfilled, contributing member of society,
Labette Community College, in accordance with Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, ensures that no qualified person shall, solely by reason
of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the
benefits of, any program or activity operated by Labette Community
College. Each person who has met the academic and technical
standards for admission to, or participation in, college programs
and has provided documentation from a certified professional
stating the nature of the disability, shall receive the reasonable
and appropriate accommodations needed to ensure equal access to
educational opportunities, programs, and activities in the most
integrated setting appropriate. Reasonable accommodations are
those that do not fundamentally alter the nature of the program,
that can be provided without undue financial or administrative
burden, and that can be provided without lowering academic and
other essential performance standards.
Services for Labette Community College students who have a documented
disability, from a certified professional, are coordinated through
the ADA Coordinator in the Business Office.
Services are provided at no cost to enrolled students on an
individual basis and with respect to confidentiality.
What is a disability?
Any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or
more major life activities such as caring for oneself, performing
manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, speaking,
learning, or working.
How do I access accommodations?
- Students with
disabilities should contact
Megan Hentzen, the ADA Coordinator, to schedule an intake
interview. During this meeting, the discussion will focus
on how the disability affects the student and what
accommodations have been recommended and are appropriate at a
post secondary level. Early contact with the
ADA Coordinator is imperative to ensure accommodations
will be in place by the first day of classes.
- Students will be required
to furnish appropriate documentation of their disability. The
documentation must be completed by a certified professional, and
include justification for the requested academic accommodation(s).
The documentation needs to be on file with the ADA Coordinator before accommodations can be determined.
- The ADA Coordinator will determine if the documentation is adequate to
both establish the existence of a qualifying disability and to
support the requested accommodations.
- Students must request
accommodations each semester and requests should be made a
minimum of 30 days before the first day of classes.
- Students will also be
required to furnish a copy of the class schedule for each
semester accommodations are requested.
- Students must notify the
ADA Coordinator of any schedule changes.
What kinds of accommodations can LCC provide?
Notification of instructors concerning needed accommodation
Note taker or scribe
Course exam accommodations
Sign language interpreters
Alternate print formats
Quiet testing rooms
Large screen computer monitor
Screen reading software
Alternate lighting for testing or studying
What do I do if my accommodations are not
Students with disabilities whose accommodations,
modifications, and/or adjustments are approved and who believe
that they have been discriminated against on the basis of their
disability should bring these issues to the attention of the
ADA Coordinator in the
Business Office. The
ADA Coordinator will work with the students, faculty and
administrators to resolve disagreements regarding recommended
accommodations. If the accommodations Specialist is unable
to resolve the matter informally, or if the student with a
disability is not satisfied with the resolution, he/she may file a
written grievance with the Labette Community College ADA Appeals
(620) 421-6700 ext. 1230