Frequently Asked Questions
The accommodations process can seem complicated. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have.
A: Your instructors aren’t obligated to make accommodations until they’re approved by Accessibility Services.
A: While there are no special classes or programs designated for students with disabilities, we do provide reasonable accommodations to give you equal access to information and course content.
A: The purpose is to provide each student with equal access to information and course content. A student who is otherwise qualified should be able to succeed in a normal classroom setting.
A: Accessibility Services are in the Student Services Suite (offices 1046 and 1047) in the Academic Technical Center.
A: You should provide information about current functional limitations and their specific impact on your learning. You can submit a letter from a qualified professional, ETR, or a Disability Verification form. Pick up a Disability Verification form at the Accessibility Services office or print a copy. This form must also be completed by a qualified professional and faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to the Accessibility Services office. Find out more at the Documentation Standards page.
A: Belmont College is committed to serving all students with disabilities, defined by federal regulations as a person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities
- Has a record of such impairment, or
- Is regarded as having such impairment.
The determination of whether an individual has a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not based upon the diagnosis of the impairment, but rather upon the impact of that impairment on their life.
A: No. However, our office can provide a list of community resources for this service.
A: No. But to receive academic accommodations and/or auxiliary aids, you must self-identify to the Accessibility Services and provide documentation. All documentation submitted to our office is confidential and is not shared with instructors or staff.