Disability Resources

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges ensures that its programs, activities, and services are in compliance with access provisions of state and federal civil rights legislation for persons with disabilities. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) defines a person with a disability as any person who has a record of, or is regarded as having, a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. An “otherwise qualified individual with a disability” is a person who, with or without reasonable accommodations, can meet the essential program or course requirements.

District policy calls for reasonable accommodation to be made for otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities on an individualized basis. It is, however, the responsibility of the student to seek available assistance at each college, to make his/her needs known, to complete the Disabilities Services Intake form, and to provide current documentation of disability. Students with disabilities may use a variety of services or reasonable accommodations intended to reduce the effects that a disability may have on their performance in an academic setting. Services do not lower course standards or alter degree requirements but instead give students a better chance to demonstrate their academic abilities.

How to Request Services


Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges employ a Disability Resources person on each campus to work with individuals with disabilities to develop and coordinate services based on individual need.

If you are a student with a disability who requires academic accommodation to participate fully in the educational experience, follow the steps listed below.

  • Contact the Disability Resources Person on your campus

    • Clinton: 563-244-7083, Marcia Larson
    • Muscatine: 563-288-6013, Jill Holler
    • Scott: 563-441-4027, Jan Weis

  • Submit the completed Disability Services Student Intake form AND supporting documentation to the
    Disability Resources person on your campus.

  • Schedule a time to meet with the Disability Resources person to discuss accommodations and coordination of these services.

  • Deliver the signed accommodation form/s to your instructors. It is the students’ responsibility to discuss the accommodation request with each instructor.

  • Keep in touch with the Disability Resources person as needed.

 

NOTE: The college and/or instructor are not responsible for providing accommodations until notification of disability is provided, appropriate documentation is submitted, and a signed accommodation form is presented.

Examples of Services


Reasonable accommodation means an alternative means to access information or facilities, or alternative ways to demonstrate knowledge, without compromising essential academic objectives and without undue financial or administrative burden on the institution.

Below are some examples of accommodations that may be provided based on documentation and need:

  • Extended time on exams
  • Quiet setting for exams
  • Tape recording of lectures
  • Peer note taker
  • Use of computers for exams
  • Sign language interpreter
  • Use of assistive technology

Services are not limited to those described above. Students are encouraged to discuss their needs with the Disability Resources person on their campus and meet with their instructors so that individual needs can be met.