Disability Services

Disability Services

It is the policy of Danville Area Community College to provide an accessible campus, both in terms of the physical plant and programs. The College will comply with all requirements set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Illinois Accessibility Code of 1988, and all regulations implementing these Acts.

Disability Services provides assistance to all qualified students with disabilities, whether they are physical, psychiatric, or educational. Please note, under the ADA and Section 504, a person is an individual with a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities. In order for academic accommodations to be received, students are required to register through the Testing Center or Disability Services office and attend an interview to document the disability and identify their needs. All services are based on individual needs. Examples of available services include adaptive equipment, audio textbooks, interpreters, notetakers, readers, special testing accommodations, and TTY locations.

Overall, an inclusive campus climate is promoted by fostering an understanding of the effects of disabilities and by working to eliminate the physical, technical, and attitudinal barriers that limit the range of opportunities for students with disabilities. Four offices on the DACC campus work together to address accessibility issues:

  1. Testing Center (CH-103) provides front-line information and services to students, or potential students, who would like to inquire about the Disability Services available at the college. In addition to arranging academic accommodations for the College’s placement test, appointments may be set-up to meet with a Disability Specialist through the Testing Center (443-8708).
  2. Disability Services Specialist: Specialists review eligibility documentation and coordinates academic auxiliary aids and other accommodations services for eligible students with disabilities. They may be contacted through the Testing Center or by phone at 217-443-8809.
  3. The Vice President of Administrative Services reviews and coordinates physical plant modifications to ensure the accessibility of campus for all students, employees, and visitors with disabilities who wish to access the College’s programs and services. The Vice President of Administrative Services may be contacted by phone at 443-8831.
  4. The Vice President of Human Resources (Title IX Coordinator/Affirmative Action Officer/Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer) is responsible for addressing concerns of students, staff, and the public regarding compliance and accessibility. Please contact 217-443-8756 for more information.

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