Accommodation Services

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 Student Success Center (L108, x1182). 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?

  1. Students with disabilities should contact Karen Barger, 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Students must request accommodations each semester and requests should be made a minimum of 30 days before the first day of classes.
  5. Students will also be required to furnish a copy of the class schedule for each semester accommodations are requested.
  6. 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 
  •  Recorded textbooks/materials 
  •  Sign language interpreters 
  •  Alternate print formats 
  •  Quiet testing rooms 
  •  Print magnifier 
  •  Large screen computer monitor 
  •  Screen reading software 
  •  Alternate lighting for testing or studying

What do I do if my accommodations are not appropriate?

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 Student Success Center. 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 Officer.

  • For more information contact:
  • Karen Barger, ADA Coordinator