Accessible Education

Agnes Scott College provides support and services for students with disabilities. Agnes Scott complies with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008.

Evaluation
To be eligible for services, students need to submit documentation that states a diagnosis, the functional limitations in an educational setting, and recommendations. Status is determined on an individual basis. Please complete the following steps to be considered for services and accommodations with the office of accessible education.

Step 1: Self-identify your disability needs, and set up an appointment with the accessible education coordinator, Kelly Roy, kroy@agnesscott.edu, Buttrick Hall G13A, 404 471-6174.

Step 2: Read and complete the Registration Packet. (PDF 513 KB) The packet contains authorization for release of information, student rights and responsibilities, a description of possible accommodations provided, and guidelines for submitting documentation.

Step 3: Submit required documentation from a medical provider. In the case of attention deficit or a learning disability, the psychological evaluation must have been completed within the last three years or after the student's 18th birthday.

Receiving Accommodations
The coordinator of accessible education will determine appropriate services to meet your needs and will write an "Accommodation Letter" to notify faculty.  The Accessible Education office will provide ongoing assistance to ensure successful implementation. Students may elect to not use accommodations and should keep in contact with the office of accessibility about changes to the accommodation plan.

Types of Accomodations and services

  • Supplemental notes through our student note-taking program
  • Written assignments orally, by tape, or through word processing
  • Extra time on quizzes, tests or exams (x1.5 or x2)
  • Reduced distraction environment for quizzes, tests and exams
  • Assistive software to aid in reading and organizing material/texts
  • Zoom text
  • A variety of assistive equipment for students with hearing, mobility or visual impairments
  • Alternative format for textbooks provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
  • Use of a laptop computer
  • Permission to tape record lectures
  • Use of the Accessibility Resource Library in G-13b

Support for Faculty
To accommodate students with disabilities, the Office of Advising and Accessible Education provides the following assistance to faculty:

  • Training and education
  • On-going consultation and support
  • Photocopying services
  • Special equipment and technology
  • Reduced distraction testing room
  • Additional support such as scribes
Living on Campus
Students are required to complete a special housing accommodations form to be considered for housing accommodations.