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Establishing New Services

First time students who need disability services must complete this process.

Application Process:

  1. Complete a Disability Services (DS) Initial Request for Services Form.
  2. Return the completed Initial Request for Services Form to the Sutton Learning Center, Rm 102, or ITC, A-135 at SWC.
  3. Provide a copy of your disability documentation.
  4. Provide a copy of your course schedule
  5. Schedule an appointment to meet with the coordinator to review eligibility.
  6. If eligible, you and the service provider select accommodations.
  7. Letters of Accommodations will be emailed to each instructor.
  8. Be advised letters of accommodation are generated a few days before each semester due to schedule changes.  In general, letter of accommodations take 5 to 7 business days but during peak times it may take a couple of days more.  

View Documenting Your Disability Brochure  

Note: Accommodations will be selected in a collaborative effort between you, and the DS staff, however students should take a lead role in this effort. Accommodations must be requested at the beginning of the semester, each semester they are needed. The day-to-day arrangements and implementing the adjustments made to your plan is between you and your instructors.

 

Renewing Services

  1. Complete the Renewal Request for Services Form.
  2. Bring in any updated documentation of your disability.
  3. Bring in a current printed schedule of classes.
  4. If needed, schedule an appointment to meet with DS advisor for assistance or for advising questions.
  5. If needed, schedule an appointment to meet with DS Coordinator to review your status and any accommodations.
  6. Letters of Accommodation will be emailed to each instructor.
  7. Be advised letters of accommodation are generated a few days before each semester due to schedule changes.  In general, letters of accommodation take 5 to 7 business days but during peak time it may take a couple of days more. 

 

Accommodations & Services

What we do for you is provide information and available accommodations, act as a liaison between student and college, and provide academic support where necessary.

  • Assistive Technology:
  • General Learning Support
  • Internet Access - Wired and Wireless
  • 24/7 Online Tutoring Access - Brainfuse.com
  • Tutoring & Technology Center (NTB 116) - Walk-in Tutoring

  • Listening & Communication
  • FM systems
  • Sorenson video phone

  • Math
  • Talking Calculators
  • 3-D Models of Various Shapes
  • 24/7 Online Tutoring Access - Brainfuse.com

  • Reading
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader “Read-Out-Loud”
  • Kurzweil® 3000 Reader
  • Firefly by Kurzweil Reader
  • JAWS® Screen Reader Software
  • Open Book™ Text Reader
  • SARA™ Scanning & Reading Appliance
  • Large Visual Display Computers
  • Magnifiers: Portable and Desktop
  • Zoom Text® & MAGic® Software

  • Writing
  • Ergonomic & Special Use Keyboards (Left-hand, Right-hand, Large Print)
  • Graphic Organizing Software (Inspiration®)
  • 24/7 Online Tutoring Access - BrainFuse.com
  • Speech Recognition Software (Naturally Speaking®)

Contact Information

Sr. Coordinator Maria G Botello
Email  mbotello@alamo.edu 
210-486-2199
Schedule Appointment www.calendly.com/mbotello
Certified Advisor  Margaret Houser
Email  mhouser@alamo.edu   
210-486-2411
Schedule Appointment www.calendly.com/mhouser

Locations

MLK Campus
Sutton Learning Center 102
Office Hours:  8am - 5pm (MTRF)
8am - 7pm (Wednesday)

Southwest Campus
LIFEspace Center, ITC A-135
210-486-7175
Office Hours:  Tuesdays & Thursdays
8am - 5pm