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Accommodation Services

Accommodation and Access support services for students with disabilities.

COVID-19 Updates

Accommodation Services office is open and available to support you!

Staff are available to meet with students virtually via Zoom or phone. We are not available to take in-person appointments at this time. 

Students Taking Classes at Main Campus/Iowa City Campuses

Click here to Schedule an Appointment with an Accommodations Access Advocate.

NEW! Walk-In Zoom/Phone Appointments available! Click the link above and select a Walk In appointment type. Walk-in appointments are for students who have a quick question or need to talk with someone about a concern. 

Walk-In hours are Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

Students Taking Classes at a County or Regional Center Campuses

Contact the Learning Services office at 319-398-5574 and we will connect you with your campus advocate.

 

Accommodation Services

Accommodation Services assist 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.


 

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. Policies can be found in the Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog and Policy Manager for Employees.

 

[1]Excerpt from the Association of Higher Education and Disability, https://www.ahead.org

COVID-19 Related Accommodations

COVID-19 Related Accommodations 

If you require academic modifications related to COVID-19 because you are at an increased risk for severe illness due to a certain underlying medical condition as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), please fill out the COVID-19 Accommodations Request. 

PLEASE NOTE: It will be necessary for most students to provide specific documentation from a qualified healthcare provider to assist in determination of eligibility for accommodations. Our Documentation Guidelines can be found here

Current Students 

If you already work with Accommodation Services to access disability related accommodations, please contact your Accommodations Access Advocate as soon as possible to discuss your COVID-19 related concerns by scheduling an appointment

New Students

If you have not previously connected with Accommodation Services, please begin by completing our online Application for Accommodations

 

Schedule a Testing Appointment

Students enrolled in face to face/hybrid course or have specific accommodation needs are eligible to take their tests in the Test Center.

 

To schedule a Testing Appointment, you'll need to know the following information:

1. Testing accommodations you are approved for (How to check my accommodation eligibility

2. Which campus you take your classes at

3. The name of your test, class, and instructor. 

 

Once you have this information, you are ready to schedule a Testing Appointment. Follow the steps below to schedule your Testing Appointment. 

  1. Look at the Testing Appointment options below and choose the option for the campus you take classes at AND your approved accommodations.

  2. Pick the date and time, and complete the questionnaire to schedule your testing appointment.

 

If you have don't know which Testing Appointment option to choose, contact your Accommodations Access Advocate or schedule a Walk - In Appointment here. 

 

Cedar Rapids Main Campus Testing Appointments 

Select an option below to schedule a testing appointment for a class you take at Cedar Rapids Main Campus. 

 

Testing Appointment - Option 1: Use this option if you are approved for at least one of the following accommodations:
  • Extra Time (1.50x or 2.00x)
  • Reduced/Low Distraction 
  • Read & Write to read aloud exams

Click here to schedule a Testing Appointment - Option 1

 

Testing Appointment - Option 2: Use this option if you are approved for at least one of the following accommodations:
  • Individual Testing Room 
  • Read & Write to read aloud exams 
  • Staff Reader or Scribe 
  • Use of Assistive Technology (JAWS, Voiceover, Zoomtext) 
  • Zoom Proctoring 
  • Other

Click here to schedule a Testing Appointment - Option 2

 

Iowa City Campus Testing Appointments 

Select an option below to schedule a testing appointment for a class you take at Iowa City Campus. 
 
Testing Appointment - Option 3: Use option if you are approved for at least one of the following accommodations:
  • Extra Time (1.50x or 2.00x)
  • Reduced/Low Distraction 
  • Read & Write to read aloud exams

Click here to schedule a Testing Appointment - Option 3

 

Testing Appointment - Option 4: Use this option if you are approved for at least one of the following accommodations:
  • Individual Testing Room 
  • Read & Write to read aloud exams 
  • Staff Reader or Scribe 
  • Use of Assistive Technology (JAWS, Voiceover, Zoomtext) 
  • Zoom Proctoring 
  • Other

Click here to schedule a Testing Appointment - Option 4

 

All other campuses, please contact the campus directly.