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Students or guests who have a disability which may prevent them from enjoying the services or activities of the college may request accommodations to enable their participation. The college is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all other applicable regulations. Northeast has adopted an internal Disability Grievance Procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints. Special needs or requests for assistance beyond what can be readily provided by the point-of-contact personnel should be directed to the ADA Compliance Coordinator.
ADA Compliance Coordinator
256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001 ext. 2222
Steps to Receiving Reasonable Accommodations
- Self-Identify: You must identify yourself as someone having a disability in order to receive accommodations. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) a disability is defined as a "mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities." Major life activities may include walking, talking, hearing, seeing, learning, caring for yourself, performing manual tasks, breathing, or writing. If you have difficulty performing any of these major life activities, you may have a disability and you may be entitled to reasonable accommodations.
- Show Current Evidence: You must obtain current evidence from a physician or psychologist in order to continue the accommodation process. You may have a diagnosing physician or psychologist to fill out the Impairment and Disability Assessment. If you need assistance getting diagnoses or evidence of your disability, please contact your area's Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
- Information and Release: You will need to complete an Individual Postsecondary Plan and a Release of Information form.
- Consultation and Letters: Once the above steps have been completed, bring your required documentation and forms to the ADA Compliance Coordinator and set up an appointment to discuss accommodations and other needs. Once the documentation is reviewed, you may pick up accommodation letters to distribute to your instructors at the beginning of each semester.