Accessibility and Disability Services at Asnuntuck
Asnuntuck Community College welcomes students who have disabilities and seeks to provide opportunities for a positive college experience. In compliance with the legislative guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (1973), Asnuntuck Community College provides reasonable accommodations to eligible students.
The Disability Services Office embraces a philosophy of self-actualization and recognizes a student’s search for personal fulfillment is driven by access to college academic programs and activities. Through collaboration and innovative approaches, the Disability Services Office strives to inform and educate all members of the Asnuntuck community, and promote accessibility, equity, and inclusion.
In general, a student with a disability is person who has an impairment or condition which substantially limits a major life activity such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. An impairment substantially limits a major life activity when the individual’s major life activity is restricted as to the conditions, manner, or duration under which the activity can be performed in comparison to most people. Such an impairment can be a chronic or temporary condition.
The Office of Disability Services provides reasonable and individualized accommodations to eligible students with documented disabilities through an interactive process.
Reasonable accommodations do not change or modify the requirements, course materials, and grading. Students with disabilities can be provided with accommodations to help them access the requirements of their college program.
Below are some examples of accommodations students have received: