Disability Resources & Services assists MCC faculty and students equally. Students with a wide array of physical, sensory, cognitive, and mental health disabilities attend MCC and are active in all majors and disciplines. DRS partners with the student, faculty, and appropriate campus departments to establish the accommodations needed to remove the student’s unique access barrier(s).
DRS provides reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified disabled students so long as doing so does not fundamentally alter the educational program. Reasonable accommodations may include providing appropriate services necessary to ensure equal access, such as note-taking services or providing materials in alternative formats. These accommodations are not meant to give students with disabilities an unfair advantage, but rather to give them an equal opportunity to demonstrate mastery of course content.
When academic accommodations are needed, they are determined for each student on an individual basis by DRS staff and designed through the interactive process with a student and, as needed, the instructor or other appropriate offices. Documentation of the disabling condition, an application through DRS Connect, an intake appointment with a DRS Program Advisor, and subsequent as-needed appointments are the core components to the interactive process.
DRS serves as your resource and collaborator in ensuring the academic accommodations are in place and effective. If you as faculty have questions, problems establishing an accommodation, or need help on where to start, DRS is here for you. We provide a variety of services for faculty delivering instruction, including by not limited to:
- Troubleshooting/assisting with establishing classroom accommodations
- Providing consultation on working with various types of disabilities
- Assisting faculty in ensuring they have accessible course materials
- Providing faculty or departmental training and educational resources