Student Disability Services
Edward Waters College strives to provide quality services to students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. The EWC Counseling Center strives to provide information about students legal rights and responsibilities so that they can make informed decisions; and to foster a sense of empowerment so that they can engage in critical thinking and self-determination.
Who is eligible for disability services?
Any enrolled EWC student with a limitation that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, learning and performing manual tasks, is eligible for free and confidential disability accommodations. Students requesting services and accommodations are encouraged to register by submitting an application and disability documentation provided by a licensed/certified professional.
Where do students register for disability services or accommodations?
The Edward Waters College Counseling Center is the office responsible for determining eligibility and appropriate reasonable accommodations for EWC students with disabilities. We assist the College in fulfilling its legal responsibilities mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. These laws require institutions to provide equal access to facilities and educational programs for qualified students with disabilities. The student is responsible for being a self-advocate and registering for accommodation with the Counseling Center.
What is the process for a student to register for disability services?
A student is eligible for accommodations if he/she is a person with a disability (to include temporary disability), has identified themselves to the Counseling Center, and has presented disability documentation provided by a licensed/certified professional to the college as required by the Counseling Center based on documentation guidelines.
Upon approval for accommodations, the student will be contacted for an intake interview. The student is responsible for delivery of letters to faculty/staff.
Types of Accommodations (not limited to):
- Extended test time at 1x or 2x
- Note taker
- Minimal distraction environment
- Preferential seating
- Reader or scribe
- Early notification of assignments
- Hearing modifications
- Visual modifications