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Accessibility Services

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    SPC Accessibility Services provides accommodations that ensure equal access for all students

    The office of Accessibility Services provides or facilitates SPC students with:

    • Academic adjustments such as early registration and exam accommodations
    • Aids and services including adaptive technologies, note-takers and interpreters

    Under Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, SPC seeks to ensure that admission, academic programs, support services, student activities and campus facilities are accessible to and usable by all students who attend the college. Students with disabilities who desire accommodations need to provide appropriate documentation of a disability and request services from Accessibility Services through one of the Accessibility Coordinators.

    St. Petersburg College recognizes the importance of equal access to learning opportunities for all students. Accessibility Services (AS) is the campus office that works with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. Students registered with AS, who are requesting accommodations, are encouraged to contact their instructor by the first week of the semester. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability (e.g. learning disability, ADD/ADHD, psychiatric, medical/orthopedic, vision, and/or hearing), are invited to contact the Accessibility Coordinator (AC) that serves your campus for a confidential discussion.

    At your service

    If you have hearing or vision loss, a chronic illness, an emotional, learning or physical disability, the college has programs to help meet your needs.

    Who is eligible?

    A student with a documented disability may be eligible to receive services. If you think you have a disability but have not had it documented, your campus Learning Specialist will explain how to get proper testing or assessment. To be documented, you must have a recent report from a licensed physician or psychologist or an IEP or SOP from your high school.

    What services are available?

    Appropriate, reasonable accommodations are offered based on documented needs. Accommodations might include:

    • Adaptive technology
    • Enlargers
    • Early registration
    • Tutors
    • Notetakers 
    • Sign language interpreters
    • Real-time captioning
    • Testing arrangements
    • Classroom modifications

    What are the benefits?

    Students who use these services tend to have:

    • higher GPAs 
    • fewer withdrawals from courses
    • better graduation rates

    Register with Accessibility Services

    If you need a Sign Language Interpreter, complete this form.

    Register with Accessibility Services 

     

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