Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services works with the campus community including our academic departments, faculty and staff, to provide equal access and opportunity to educational programming and services for students with disabilities.
Services are determined individually, based on federal guidelines and Quincy College policies. Our goal is to minimize the impact of the disability by providing reasonable academic accommodations for the student to meet course outcomes. Any student with a documented disability who is seeking reasonable accommodations should contact the Quincy or Plymouth Student Accessibility Services Office:
Student Accessibility Services Office
Cynthia Chapman, Student Accessibility Services Coordinator
Quincy Campus at The Nicastro Learning Center
Room 325, 3rd floor, Presidents Place
Plymouth Campus at The Plymouth Learning Center
Room 232A, Main Level, 36 Cordage Park Circle
Compliance regarding services for students with disabilities or the Americans with Disabilities Act should be forwarded to Meghan Cassidy, AVP of Student Success and Partnerships, at Presidents Place, 1250 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169 or by calling (617) 984-1724.
Requests for accommodations should be made in advance to allow reasonable time to prepare for implementation.
Requesting Accommodations. All students requesting accommodations must self-identify by contacting the Student Accessibility Services Office. The student schedules an appointment with the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator who meets individually with each student to discuss appropriate accommodations and services relative to the student’s documented disability because each student’s needs are unique. At this meeting, the student is responsible for providing documentation of his/her disability.
Receiving Reasonable Accommodations. In order to be approved for accommodations, requests must be appropriate for the student’s disability and supported by the disability documentation. Once approved, the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator will generate a letter for each classroom instructor notifying the instructor of the requested accommodation. The student and instructor will sign and receive a copy of the accommodation letter. The College reserves the right to make final decisions regarding accommodations. Students with disabilities who choose not to register with the Student Accessibility Services Office will not receive accommodations under the ADA or Section 504.
Nicastro Learning Center
Room 325, 3rd Floor, Presidents Place
Plymouth Learning Center
Room 232A, Main Level, Plymouth Campus
The Student Accessibility Services Offices provides accommodations, support, and advocacy to Quincy College students at both our Quincy and Plymouth campuses so that students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to educational programming and services.
In order to arrange for accommodations, students must first provide our Student Accessibility Services Office with a copy of appropriate documentation so that we can begin the process of setting up accommodations. To help students new to this process we have posted a series of forms which guide clinicians through the process of providing us with the kind of information we need to identify appropriate accommodations.
The process to apply for disability accommodations is as follows:
- Provide Student Student Accessibility Services Coordinator a completed Student Registration Form.
- Provide the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator with the completed Disability Documentation Form by a clinician or health care provider.
- Provide your disability documentation to Student Accessibility Services.
- Schedule an intake meeting by contacting:
- Cynthia Chapman, Student Accessibility Services Coordinator
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone (617) 617-984-1682
- At the intake meeting the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator will generate a letter of accommodations to distribute to faculty.
Please complete and sign the Request for Letters Of Accommodation form and submit it to the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator. The form is available online and in print at the Learning Centers at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
Your Letters of Accommodation will be prepared and you can sign them with the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator during the initial meeting. Please make arrangements to pick them up from the Student Accessibility Services Office at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
If you have been approved for time extensions for tests and quizzes you should make arrangements for this accommodation at the campus Student Accessibility Services at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses.
Receiving Reasonable Accommodations. In order to be approved for accommodations, requests must be appropriate for the student’s disability and supported by the disability documentation. Once approved, the Student Accessibility Services Coordinator will generate a letter for each classroom instructor notifying the instructor of the requested accommodation. The College reserves the right to make final decisions regarding accommodations. Students with disabilities who choose not to register with the Student Accessibility Services Office will not receive accommodations under the ADA or Section 504.
Please download and complete forms. Please do not complete forms in your browser.
Student Registration Form
This document needs to be filled out by each student who meets with the Student Accessibility Services Office.
Disability Documentation Form
This document needs to be completed by a licenses clinician or health care provider who is treating the student for the diagnosis identified in this document.
Student Request For Letters Of Accommodation
The student needs to complete this form at the beginning of each course he/she is registered for.
Agreement for Recording Lectures
This form is for qualified students with the ability to record classroom lectures. In addition, due to academic integrity issues relating to the course itself and due to the instructor’s potential copyright in the lectures, qualified students with disabilities must sign this agreement before the start of the recording.
Alternative Format Digital File Agreement
This form is designed for students who qualify to receive digital/audio files books. This document needs to be completed by the student and the Student Accessibility Services Officer.
Device Loan Program
This program offers qualified students the opportunity to borrow specialized equipment from the Disability Service Office. The student is responsible for the safe return of each item that was checked-out.
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