Student Disability Support Services Request Form
Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability
504/ADA Accommodations Request Process for Persons with Disabilities
Disclosure of a disability is voluntary.
All students who take the College placement exam are invited to request information for students with disabilities on their test answer sheets. Students who request information are given the name of the campus 504/ADA coordinator and an ADA Fact Sheet/Accommodations Request Form, and are invited to contact the 504/ADA coordinator for additional information.
| The accommodations request process begins when a student contacts the campus 504/ADA coordinator:
Dr. Tangela Purifoy
251-578-1313 ext. 151
The student and the 504/ADA coordinator work together to determine the student’s campus-related accommodation needs. A good faith effort is made to provide appropriate accommodations and to fully comply with both the letter and the spirit of Section 504 and ADA guidelines.
An Accommodations Request Form must be completed, identifying accommodations requested and other pertinent information. Forms are available from the 504/ADA coordinator and at rstc.edu.
Accommodations will not be considered until the student has submitted the ADA Fact Sheet/Accommodations Request Form and any required documentation to the ADA Coordinator. If accommodations are granted they begin on or after the date of approval. Under no circumstances will accommodations be granted retroactively.
If documentation is required, information release forms are available from the 504/ADA coordinator to assist the student in obtaining official documentation of disability from physicians or other agencies.
Once a student meets with the 504/ADA coordinator to request classroom accommodations and provides any needed documentation of disability, the coordinator sends a Documentation of Disability Form to each of the student’s instructors to inform them of the accommodations to be met in the classroom.
The student then meets with each instructor to request and to discuss the implementation of each authorized accommodation. Instructors will not initiate accommodations without the student’s consent.
The student must meet with the 504/ADA coordinator at the beginning of each academic term for which classroom accommodations are requested, so that the instructors for each term can be notified of the accommodations.
Non-classroom accommodation requests are forwarded by the 504/ADA coordinator to the appropriate College official for implementation.
Completed Accommodation Request Forms and any documentation of disability are confidential and are stored in a locked file separate from the student’s permanent student record.