Accessible Education

Agnes Scott College provides support and services for students with disabilities. Agnes Scott complies with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2008.

Evaluation
To be eligible for services, students need to submit documentation that provides a diagnosis as well as the impact on learning. Status is determined on an individual basis. Please complete the following steps to be considered for accessible education.

Step 1: Self-identify your disability needs, and set up an appointment with the accessible education coordinator, Kelly Roy, kroy@agnesscott.edu, Buttrick Hall G13A, 404 471-6174.

Step 2: Read and complete the Registration Packet. (PDF 513 KB) The packet contains authorization for release of information, student rights and responsibilities, a description of possible accommodations provided, and guidelines for submitting documentation.

Step 3: Submit required documentation such as a psychological assessment, evaluative testing results or a statement from physician. In the case of attention deficit or a learning disability, the evaluation must have been completed within the last three years or after the student's 18th birthday.

Receiving Accommodations
An intake specialist will determine appropriate services to meet your needs and will write an Accommodation Letter to notify advisors and faculty.  The Accessible Education office will provide ongoing assistance to ensure successful implementation. You may refuse this service at any time.

Types of Accomodations
Depending on your status, some accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Permission to tape record lectures
  • Supplemental notes through our student note-taking program
  • Written assignments orally, by tape, or through word processing
  • Extra time on quizzes, tests or exams (x1.5 or x2)
  • Reduced distraction environment for quizzes, tests and exams
  • Assistive software to aid in reading and organizing material/texts
  • Zoom text
  • A variety of assistive equipment for students with hearing, mobility or visual impairments
  • Alternative format for textbooks provided by Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC)
  • Use of a laptop computer

Support for Faculty
To accommodate students with disabilities, the Office of Advising and Accessible Education provides the following assistance to faculty:

  • Training and education
  • On-going consultation and support
  • Photocopying services
  • Special equipment and technology
  • Reduced distraction testing room
  • Additional support such as scribes
Please see the Disability Services Guide for more information.

Living on Campus
If you plan to live on campus and require accommodations, contact the residence life office at 404 471-6408.