Accommodations will be provided when you identify
yourself as a student with a disability. To ensure that accommodations provide
effective access requires a deliberative and collaborative process that is
responsive to the unique experience of each individual. The Disability Services
Director engages in a structured interview with the student to explore previous
educational experiences, past use of accommodations and what has been effective
in providing access. However, if the student is unable to clearly describe how
the disability is connected to an educational barrier and how the accommodation
would provide access, the institution may need to request third party
documentation focused on making a connection.
Reasonable accommodations depend upon the nature and
degree of severity of the documented disability. While the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 requires that priority consideration be given to the
specific methods requested by the student, it does not imply that a particular
accommodation must be granted if it is deemed not reasonable and other suitable
techniques are available.
The identification and disclosure of any disability is
considered confidential. The information is released to other CCC employees, on
a need to know basis, with a “Release of Information/Student Intake Form"
signed by the student. There are limits to the confidentiality of student
records as outlined in the College's "The Family Education Rights and
Privacy Act" document.