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.

Students with Disabilities

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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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:

  • Extended time for exams
  • Assistive technology
  • Reduced distraction settings for exams
  • Priority seating in the classroom
  • Breaks during class
  • Access to audiobooks