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In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, PAC is committed to ensuring that all programs, services, and facilities are accessible to and provide equal opportunities for education to all students.

The DSS Office coordinates accommodations for PAC students with permanent and temporary disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Students who meet the guideline criteria are encouraged to establish accommodations through the DSS Office.

Accommodations

Accommodations to students may include, but not limited to: peer volunteer note-taking, extended test time, alternative test-taking location, readers, scribes, Oral or ASL interpreter services, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, tape recorders for classroom use, alternate format reading material, and/or in-class accommodations.

Disability Accommodation
Disability accommodation benefits eligible students an equal access to education in order to succeed in college by eliminating barriers that ensure students with disabilities have access to information that is provided to other similarly-situated students without disabilities, regardless of whether they need it to perform their assignments.

Click here to download the Extended Test Time form 

Brochure

Click here to download brochure.

How do I receive disability services for reasonable accommodations?

 All students may complete a "Request for Services" form in the DSS Office, provide appropriate documentation, and make an appointment with the Coordinator for an intake interview.

How do I know if I qualify for disability services?

Students who believe that they qualify for services are welcome to bring documentation signed by a certified professional to the DSS Office and submit a Request for Services form for evaluation. It is a student’s responsibility for providing current documentation to the DSS Office in order to be considered for special accommodations.

Do I have to pay for disability services?

No, disability accommodation services follow federal guidelines and are free of charge to eligible students.

What documents do I need?

Documentation should be recent and should reflect the use of an adult-level testing instrument for all learning disabilities. Documentation should be no more than five years old for LD, three years old for ADHD, and 6 months old for psychiatric disabilities. The types of information Disability Support Services might request are:

  • Documentation of Disability
  • Medical Documentation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Academic and/or Intellectual Assessments
  • Current or Previous Work Related or Educational Accommodations

Where can I get the documents needed?

Recent high school graduates may be able to obtain Full and Individual Evaluations (not ARD) from their former high schools. Students without current high school documentation may pick up a resource list of private testing services in the San Antonio area. (Please note that private testing services are paid at the student’s expense.)

How long will it take to receive services?

Once students have requested services and submitted their appropriate documentation, the student will be contacted by phone for an intake review with the Coordinator or a Counselor within 72 business hours. After the intake review is completed, Letters of Accommodation will be ready for student pickup within 24-48 business hours.

How will my instructor know what I need?

 Eligible students will be issued a Letter of Accommodation for each instructor which will let the instructor know what accommodations are applicable to the student. Students are responsible for delivering their letter(s) to the instructor(s) of their choice.

What is extended test time (ETT) and how does it work?

Extended test time allows qualified students additional time to take a test. The maximum allowable time is time and a half. (For example, if the regular test time is 1 hour, students with extended time will be allowed 1½ hour.) Eligible students who qualify for ETT:

  1. may pick up an ETT form from the DSS office or download and print from this link
  2. provide it to their instructor(s) – instructor will complete and forward the form and test to DSS
  3. student will contact the DSS office to schedule an appointment for a test time 
     

What should I do if I need an interpreter?

Alamo Colleges provides Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing services to eligible students through San Antonio College. A videophone is available in the DSS Office for students to communicate directly with an interpreter. Students and the community are welcome to use the videophone at their convenience during regular hours of operation.

What services are not provided?

DSS does not provide tutoring, personal attendants, private testing services, disabled parking permits, personal counseling, etc.

Contact Information

Coordinator - Student Success:
Cindy Morgan
cgibbs3@alamo.edu 

Sr. Generalist - Student Success:
Greta Rodriguez
grodriguez405@alamo.edu 

Location:
Palomino Center (PC-116)

Phone:
210-486-3020

Fax Number:
210-486-9126

 

Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tues - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Accommodation Testing Times:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tues - Fri: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.