Student Access Services at ACC – What it is and how to utilize it _ Arapahoe Community College

Student Access Services at ACC – What it is and how to utilize it

Student Access Services (SAS) at ACC is the office dedicated to providing services for students in need of accommodations so that they can be successful in their education. Our SAS team works with every department on campus to encourage and celebrate accessibility, accountability and self-advocacy. Services offered by SAS include:

* Classroom accommodations

* Test accommodations

* Specialized orientations for support services

* Self-advocacy training and ADAAA/Section 504 information

* Curriculum materials in alternate formats

* Referrals for resources such as tutoring, career services or other support services as necessaryAccommodations that SAS provides include:

* Alternative text format

* Electronic: PDF or Kurzweil


* Braille, DAISY

* Interpreting / Captioning

* Sign Language

* Real Time Captioning

* Ergonomic Furniture

* Adjustable Table

* Ergonomic Seating

* Ergonomic Keyboard, Mouse

* Note Taker*You are encouraged to request these accommodations at least 3-4 weeks before your first day of class.

Are you eligible for services?If you are a registered ACC student with a disability, you qualify for accommodations. This can be a permanent condition or temporary (like breaking your arm and needing help with notes). Be sure to follow our checklist to make sure you are on track with the steps you need to become an ACC student. It is important to complete as many of these steps as possible prior to meeting with a SAS specialist. You’ll need to take a few additional steps to set up your accommodations, remembering to begin this process at least 4 weeks before the beginning of classes, if possible. If you can’t gather your documentation or complete your intake form ahead of time, please come in anyway.

* Schedule an appointment with a SAS specialist. You can make your appointment by stopping by room M2720 at the Littleton campus, calling 303.797.5730 or requesting an appointment online. It can take up to a week to set-up your appointment, so plan accordingly.

* Fill out an Intake Form (PDF or online) before your scheduled appointment. This will give us an idea of what types of accommodations you need and what services we can provide to make your time at ACC as successful as possible.

* Bring or send recent documentation of a disability to SAS prior to your intake appointment.

* Meet with your SAS specialist and obtain an Accommodation Letter.

* Meet with your instructors and give them a copy of your Accommodation Letter.It is important that you request your accommodations before classes start. This will get you off to the best possible start and ensure your success in your classes. Setting up accommodations can take some time and you don’t want to get behind.

Leia requests Accommodations videoYou also need to be sure to set up testing accommodations with your instructor and the ACC Testing Center at least 7 days ahead of each test. Our instructors and Testing Center staff want to work with you to give you the best environment for testing for you, but they need time to make the necessary testing arrangements.

Chewy at the Testing CenterA disability doesn’t need to keep you from achieving your goals. Let our SAS specialists help you create an atmosphere where it is easier for you to learn and complete your studies. Learn how to advocate for yourself and your needs so you can get the help you need to accomplish your goals and Move Mountains! Our SAS specialists are here to help. Contact them today in M2720 at the Littleton campus, email sas [at] arapahoe [dot] edu or call 303.797.5730 (voice/TTY).