Services to Students with Disabilities
The Special Needs office at Southeastern Technical College promotes the success of students with disabilities. Our focus is to provide students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations, and support services to participate fully in the academic environment.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 define a person with a disability as someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. Such a person must have a record of the impairment or be regarded as having such impairment.
Examples of some reasonable accommodations include:
- Extended time for class projects and tests
- Testing in a distraction-reduced setting
- Permission to audio record class lectures
- Volunteer note-takers
- Books in electronic format
- Screen-reading software
- Speech recognition software
- Use of an electronic spell checker for classroom tests, quizzes, and writing assignments
- Use of a calculator
- Magnification/visual aid/large print
- Priority seating (front row, back row, near exit, etc.)