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How Can Hocking’s Accessibility Resources Office Help You?

by Tim Brunicardi on February 26, 2018

Are you a student needing accommodations who is also worried about the process of transitioning your accessibility needs to a college environment?

If so, then perhaps you should look into attending Hocking College. Thanks to Hocking's Accessibility Resources Office, you’ll be able to receive the help and support you’ll need to make your transition from a high school student to a college student a successful one.

What Does The Accessibility Office Do?

Located in Davidson Hall on the main campus, the Accessibility Resources Office is open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist students with the following permanent, chronic and temporary conditions:

  • Students who had an IEP/504 plan in high school 
  • Students with psychological diagnoses
  • Students with physical handicaps 
  • Students with mobility issues 
  • Students with hearing impairments 
  • Students with vision impairments 
  • Students diagnosed with depression or generalized anxiety disorder

What Services Can The Accessibility Resources Office Provide?

Once the AR staff has established a student’s special needs, they can begin making arrangements for them to receive the following services: 

  • Testing accommodations that include the following: extended time, separate testing environment, a reader or scribe 
  • Access to assistive technology 
  • Advising services 
  • Alternate textbook and material formats 
  • Note taking services 
  • Recordings of lectures 
  • Tutoring 

How Can Students Apply For Assistance?

In order to help the AR staff better determine a student’s eligibility, applicants should take the following steps: 

  • Contact and meet with the AR staff before registering for classes. 
  • Provide documentation to confirm the student’s disability: IEP, 504 Plan, or official documentation from a medical provider. 
  • Provide the AR staff with some background information regarding any experience students may have had with obtaining services and accommodations from previous schools. 

More Reason To Consider Hocking College 

For over 20 years, Hocking College’s Accessibility Resources Office has helped thousands of students with disabilities realize their dream of becoming a college student. In addition, students with accessibility needs who make the decision to attend Hocking will be able to receive the following types of assistance: 

  • A non-discriminatory inclusive environment in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Amendments Act of 2008 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • A flexible, timely accommodation process. The AR staff strives to provide services that meet the various needs of each individual student. 
  • Advocacy by the AR staff across campus departments (faculty, housing, dining services, etc.). 
  • The AR staff is available to advise faculty, instructors and staff regarding appropriate accommodations to meet a student’s individual needs. 
  • The AR staff acts as a liaison between students and community agencies. 
  • An open, walk-in lab where students can drop-in for tutoring, advising or a quiet study space.
  • Maintenance of documentation on a confidential basis. 
  • Hocking College is the only two-year school in Ohio that offers residence halls — some of which have rooms that are handicap accessible. 
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