Requesting accommodations and/or services
Students requesting reasonable accommodations and/or services must submit documentation of a disabling condition to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Disability Services’ own guidelines.
Step 1: Submit Documentation
Submit current documentation of disability to Disability Services, contact information below. All documentation is kept confidential. Inadequate information, incomplete answers, and/or illegible handwriting will delay the eligibility review process.
Applicants and current students may mail, email, or bring documentation to:
Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937
Students are encouraged to submit materials as early as possible.
Once your documentation has been submitted, you will be contacted in order to schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations, procedures, and services. Disability Services requires five business days to review the file prior to the intake appointment.
Step 2: Meet with Faculty
After the intake appointment, students who have been approved for reasonable accommodations will be given faculty notification letters to be given to their instructors each semester. Students should meet with each instructor to discuss the arrangements for receiving accommodations.
For any exam accommodation administered by Disability Services, students must make arrangements at least 5 business days prior to exam date.
Alternative and Electronic Format and Font
The font size on your tests may be enlarged to meet your needs.
Distraction Reduced Environment or Separate Room
The exam setting should have minimal auditory and visual stimuli and minimal interruptions. A small group setting is generally sufficient. Your exam may be taken in the testing room and prior arrangements must be made.
You may be allowed additional time for your exams in the testing room. The amount of time allowed is determined by Disability Services and is based on the student interview and submitted documentation.
Disability Services provides a reader/scribe when appropriate and by prior arrangement. Clarification or explanation of questions is not permitted.
Use of Calculator
You may be allowed to use a calculator during a test if it does not compromise the essential requirements of the class. (Essential course requirements are determined by the appropriate department.)
Use of Computer
You may be allowed to use a computer for essay exams and/or note-taking. This may be done within the classroom testing setting or at the Disability Services office.