Current Accessibility Services Students

FAQ

  • The only thing students are required to share with faculty is their Accommodation Plan. Students are not required to share the nature of their disability with their faculty members. If a faculty member requests documentation of your disability or asks you share the nature of your disability, you are within your rights to refuse them and direct them to the Accessibility Services Coordinator.
  • If you are comfortable sharing the nature of your disability, you are more than welcome to do so, but you should never give your disability documentation to your instructors at any time due to the sensitive nature of the documentation.
  • If a faculty member asks for that sort of information, we highly encourage you to report this to the Accessibility Services Coordinator (avery.cook@sctcc.edu or Office: 1-454). The coordinator will meet with the instructor and reassure them that if a student has an accommodation plan that have been thoroughly assessed and approved for services.

To change or update your Accommodation Plan, please set up a Check in Meeting with the Accessibility Services Coordinator by using this scheduling link.

In this meeting, explain to the coordinator the changes you would like to make and how those changes would benefit your academic journey. The coordinator will support you in finding accommodations to support the changes you are looking for and support you in implementing them.

  • To implement your accommodations, you must email your accommodations plan (found in the Web-Portal) to your faculty. Please CC Accessibility Services on that email. Once your instructor has received the email, your accommodations will be in place for that class.
  • Accessibility Services highly recommends meeting with your faculty and working together to figure out the best methods for implementing your accommodations alongside their semester lesson plans. You are not required to share your disability with your faculty.
  • If you have accommodations that require Accessibility Services (for example: testing accommodations, interpreting accommodations, universal furniture accommodations, etc.) please contact the Accommodations Specialist (acc@sctcc.edu) or drop by the office (Room 1-452) to get support and next steps.

Simply email your faculty members a copy of your accommodation plan and CC Accessibility Services in that email. Once your instructor has received the email, your accommodations will be in place for that class.

Most accommodations are legally protected under federal disability legislature. The accommodations that use the language “consideration for…” are accommodations that cannot be legally required due to the nature of the accommodation (undue hardship, alter the nature of the course, etc.). However, it is the stance of Accessibility Services to encourage faculty and staff to support their students in whatever ways possible, and we do this by adding accommodations for them to consider which we believe would allow the student to succeed best.

  • It is the policy of Accessibility Services for students to email their accommodation plans to their faculty members and CC-ing Accessibility Services in those emails. Since accommodations cannot be retroactively applied, sending your accommodations in an email format provide a date and time that the plan was sent to instructors. This allows us to be sure that accommodations are being implemented accurately as well as promote transparency and student self-advocacy in the accommodations process.
  • Please note, if you chose not to receive accommodations in a certain class, you need not send them your accommodation plan.

Confidentiality

  • The Web-Portal is a centralized location for all your forms and resources that support your accommodation plan. You will need access to your StarID and password to utilize the Web-Portal. To access the Web-Portal, follow these steps:

Resources for Current Accessibility Services Students

If you are finding some trouble utilizing your accommodations, please schedule an Accommodation Support Meeting by going to our Bookings page here. This meeting would be a short (30 min or less) meeting with Dean Wulfekuhle, our Accommodations Specialist, to get support with or answer questions regarding one of the following:

  • Testing Scheduling
  • Volunteer NoteTaker Requests
  • Kurzweil
  • Alternative Format Testing
  • Alternative Format Textbooks
  • Assistive Technology (e.g., Smart Pens)

This meeting can be held either in person or online via Zoom. Any SCTCC student currently registered with Accessibility Services may use this service.

If you are wanting to check in with Accessibility Services, schedule a Check-In Meeting by going to our Bookings page here. This meeting would be a short (30 min or less) check in with Avery Cook, the Accessibility Services Coordinator.

Check-in meetings can cover a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Updating your accommodation plan
  • On-campus accessibility concerns
  • Instructor accessibility concerns
  • Resource referrals
  • Questions about Accessibility Services
  • Time management skills coaching
  • Organizational skills coaching
  • And more!

This meeting can be held either in person or online via Zoom. Any SCTCC student currently registered with Accessibility Services may use this service.

*Third party links are not monitored by SCTCC. If a link is broken, redirects you, or is no longer what is listed here, please contact Accessibility Services to get the link updated or removed. Thanks!

*Third party links are not monitored by SCTCC. If a link is broken, redirects you, or is no longer what is listed here, please contact Accessibility Services to get the link updated or removed. Thanks!


If you are a current student and are looking to connect with Accessibility Services, please follow this link to schedule a meeting. For questions or concerns regarding accessing your accommodations, please schedule an Accommodations Support Meeting with Dean. For any other questions or concerns, please schedule a Check In Meeting with Avery.

Accessibility Services Web Portal

Contact Us
 

Avery Cook
Accessibility Services Coordinator

320-308-5064 or 1-800-222-1009 - TTY users dial MN Relay at 711
Fax:  320-308-5981 Attn: Accessibility Services
Email | avery.cook@sctcc.edu

 

Dean Wulfekuhle
Accommodations Specialist,
Accessibility Services 
Office: 1-452
320-308-5757 | acc@sctcc.edu

 

Anne Rhodes, N.I.C., Interpreter Coordinator
Office: 1-454
320-308-5046 | arhodes@sctcc.edu