ACCESS Request Form

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ACCESS REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

The Accessibility Compliance Center & Education Support Services (ACCESS) program is designed to provide accommodations and services to students with a documented disability diagnosed by a qualified, licensed professional as required by the postsecondary students with disabilities component of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Per Federal regulations, the College requires appropriate documentation of your disability(ies) from a qualified professional before providing any accommodations.  Please read and understand our Guidelines for Documentation of Disability before proceeding.

STUDENT INFORMATION

Please use your OCC student email.

ACCESS AT OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Have you worked with an ACCESS Office previously? Required

YOUR DISABILITY INFORMATION

UPLOAD DOCUMENTATION

Prior to uploading any documentation, follow the link below to our "Guidelines for Documentation of Disability" for information on our requirements.

Please note IEPs without a psychological evaluation and 504 Plans without a medical report do not address our requirements

          Guidelines for Documentation of Disability

If you do not upload documentation at this time, you will be able to log in to your Accommodate account and upload it there.

YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The College provides reasonable academic accommodations for students who have followed the procedure for disclosing and appropriately documenting their disability, in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

In order to receive classroom accommodations at Oakland Community College, students must:

1. Provide current documentation that cites an active diagnosis and functional limitations for classroom and academic work.

2. Request accommodations through ACCESS each semester after registering for classes. Disability accommodations are not retroactive. They are provided from the date they are approved and communicated to faculty through the Notification of Accommodations process.

3. Alert the ACCESS Office if a schedule change occurs after the enacting of that semester’s accommodations.

4. Fulfill the objectives and requirements for each class, including attendance, notetaking (if possible), abiding by due dates and adhering to the OCC Student Code of Conduct (oaklandcc.edu/currentstudents/studenthandbook.aspx#code_of_conduct).

5. Discuss approved accommodation arrangements with instructors. Schedule testing accommodation appointments with ACCESS at least two (2) business days in advance of each exam. If using a reader or scribe, schedule testing appointments at least one (1) week before the exam.

6. Inform the ACCESS Office if approved accommodations are not being met in the classroom.

Please note:

1. The College may request additional or updated documentation in order to provide accommodations or services.

2. The College honors the confidentiality of student records, including disability documentation, in accordance with the Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA) (oaklandcc.edu/college-policies/default.aspx).

3. The College is committed to timely delivery of approved accommodations notification to faculty.

4. Only disability accommodations approved by Oakland Community College will be provided in OCC classes.

5. The College will not discriminate against any student regardless of disability, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin as required by state and federal laws.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Oakland Community College honors the confidentiality of student records, including disability documentation, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).