Accommodation Process

Students are responsible for registering with Disability Resources and Services and providing the required documentation of their disability before academic accommodations can be authorized.  Accommodations are authorized based on supporting medical documentation, history of accommodations, and interview with the student.

Accommodation Process

It is the responsibility of the student to meet with their DRS Program Advisor and request the necessary accommodations each semester.  Accommodations requests must be made in advance within a timely manner in order to ensure equal access.

Testing Accommodations

It is the responsibility of the student to make arrangements for testing accommodations by going to Disability Resources & Services and completing a Test Accommodations Request form.  This form must be submitted at least two (2) business days prior to the test date.  Authorized test accommodations may include extended testing time, reduced distraction environment, assistive technology, or alternative format.  Testing accommodations must be authorized by a DRS Program Advisor and supported by required documentation.

In-Class Notetaking

It is the responsibility of the student to request an in-class note taker as needed per class.  DRS pays in-class peers a stipend to take notes for the qualified student.  It is the responsibility of the student to secure a note taker by working with the professor or making contact with a peer on their own.  The DRs Program Advisor can help with this process.

Disability Resources & Services at Mesa Community College are Champions in empowering students to be good advocates and self reliant.  We look to the future for promoting life-long learning skills.  In an effort to support this model, the DRS Adaptive Lab has a Livescribe Smart Pen loaner program that we promote.  The Smart Pen promotes good note taking and study skills while increasing the amount of lecture content the student takes home with them.

Alternative Format

It is the responsibility of the student to register early and to provide Disability Resources & Services their class schedule and, if possible, a course syllabus from the instructor.  Students must purchase the textbook(s) and provide a copy of the "paid" receipt to DRS.  Alternative format may include Braille, large print, PDF's, and other forms of electronic text or paper-based formats.  Requests for Braille must be made at least 3 months in advance of the first day of class.  Large print, PDF's, and other forms of electronic text or paper-based formats require at least 1 month in advance of the first day of class.

Interpreting Services

It is the students responsibility to register early and request interpreting services through the Interpreter Coordinator in order to facilitate the coordination of available qualified interpreters with the student's schedule.  The student is required to fill out an Interpreter Request Form for each class.  Interpreting requests require at least two (2) weeks in advance of the first day of class.  Requests for individual events require at least one (1) week advance notice.