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Accommodation Services

Accommodation and Access support services for students with disabilities.

Accommodation Services

Accommodation Services

Accommodation Services assists students through an interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations to ensure students have equal access to the educational opportunities. Staff provide advocacy and support for students with disabilities while working with and providing training for faculty, staff and the College to remove unnecessary barriers.

Accommodation Services is here to provide advocacy, quality services, and support to students, faculty, and staff. The College is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and accessible.

Our Staff 

Our staff serve as Accommodations Access Advocates and provide the following supports for students with disabilities:

  • Advocate for equal access and inclusion for students with disabilities

  • Provide academic support (such as academic skill building) and connect students with college and community resources

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to remove unnecessary barriers

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of disability related policies, procedures, and law

Accommodation Services main office location is on the Cedar Rapids Main Campus. Advocates are available to connect with students in person, or by Zoom or phone! 

Accessibility and Accommodation Law Requirements

Colleges and universities have an obligation to provide access to students with disabilities in all institutional programs and activities. This obligation is articulated in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Dear Colleague Letters issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, and/or the U.S. Department of Justice and numerous state and local laws[1].

Kirkwood Community College has established policies and procedures to implement provisions of the above cited legal documents. These policies and procedures are used to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to meet academic and technical standards required for their educational program. Kirkwood Community College Policy for Accommodation Services for Students with Disabilities can be found in the Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog.

[1]Excerpt from the Association of Higher Education and Disability,


Meet with an Accommodations Advocate!

Accommodations Access Advocates are available to meet with students in person, virtually via Zoom or can talk by phone. 


Click on an Accommodations Access Advocate name below to schedule an appointment with them.

Clickable link button to AJ Richard's scheduling page   Clickable link button to schedule an appointment with Krystyna Kaminski

Clickable link button to schedule an appointment with Linley Heath     Clickable link button to schedule an appointment with Amanda Thompson

Don't know who your advocate is, or looking to connect with the soonest available advocate? Use the option below! 

Clickable link button to schedule an appointment with any advocate

Students Taking Classes at a County or Regional Center Campuses

Contact the Accommodation Services office at 319-398-5540 and we will connect you with your campus advocate.