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Student Accommodations at 鶹ýAV

鶹ýAV is committed to providing equal opportunities and access for all students. 鶹ýAV provides student accommodations following the guidance of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Our accessibility services coordinator will also assist students living in the residence hall, including dietary accommodations, service animals, or emotional support animals.

How do students request course accommodations*?

  1. Apply and enroll for class at 鶹ýAV Michigan College. For housing accommodations, please register to live in our dorm.
  2. To apply for accommodations please contact accessibility@ncmich.edu or call 231-348-6619 with questions or concerns.

*Timing: For requests including contracted services (e.g., interpreter), specialized equipment, or assistive technology, please make requests as soon as possible (at least two weeks before the start of the semester) to ensure adequate time to arrange the accommodations.

Documentation

To determine eligibility for accommodations, students are required to provide documentation of your disability and it’s impact on your access to 鶹ýAV courses or college life.

Types of Accommodation

  1. Classroom
  2. Dietary
  3. Housing
  4. Emotional Support or Service Animal

Student Assistance

Student assistance is also available to any student who has formally enrolled in or declared an intent to enroll in an at 鶹ýAV and is qualified as one or more of the following:

  • Individuals with a disability
  • Individuals who are economically disadvantaged
  • Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields
  • Single parents
  • Individuals who are out of the workforce
  • Youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system
  • English learners
  • Individuals who are homeless

Students who fit one of the above-listed descriptions qualify for scholarship funds, advocacy, career guidance, academic advising, personal counseling, tutoring, and special needs assistance.


Learning Technology & Digital Supports Technology and Education

Technologies designed for users with disabilities are called Assistive Technologies. However, these technologies are powerful tools that help any user become a more efficient and effective learner. Many of these technologies are free and readily available. The website from Ireland is an excellent resource about a range of assistive technologies.

Each area below has free (and some paid) resources to help you achieve your educational goals.

  • Apple Dictation (iOS), free,
    • System Preferences
  • (website), free use with google
  • Gboard (google keyboard), free
    • App
  • Google Docs Voice Typing (needs chrome browser), free
    • Setting on Gboard and in Docs
  • Windows 10 speech recognition (included in Windows software), free
    • Dictate feature (location changes depending on whether using a PC or Mac)

  • (free)
    • Sign up to use as a browser extension or copy text into the window on the web.
  • (free)
  • Speak (Microsoft word), free
    • Immersive Reader/Read Aloud (location and name changes depending on computer)
  • (Text-to-Speech Reader), free

  • (Google software), free and premium versions

  • (Google or Windows), free and premium versions
  • (free or paid website/app),
    • step by step solutions
  • (free website/app)
    • Math and more

  • (IOS) free App
    • Helps with planning and organizing ideas for writing
    • Or paid for
  • Apple and Android), free or paid
    • Helps with planning and organizing ideas for writing
  • (website), free
    • For help learning to cite resources
  • (free or paid versions)
    • Grammar checks and recommended fixes
    • Works in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Google Docs

  • - app or on the web
    • First 600 minutes free/month. Max of 40 minutes/conversation.
    • Digitally records and transcribe lectures to help with note-taking
    • Search and playback recordings, highlight and add notes.
    • Works in Zoom and other applications
  • Speech-to-text notes (Android app), free

  • (Free for Windows or Mac)
    • Tool to use with the Pomodoro Technique
  • (Free iOS App for iPad or iPhone)
    • Another Pomodoro Technique tool
  • (app and software)
  • (app and software)
    • Free with Office 365 on your Portal
  • (app and software)
  • (free or paid app and software)
  • (website/app)

    • Wide range of topics
  • (free website/app)
  • (free website/YouTube Channel)
    • Reading and Math topics
  • free website/app)
    • Create study tools
    • Share with friends or keep it private

Student Accessibility Services Assistance:


cgascho@ncmich.edu
231-348-6619

Scholarship Resources for Students with Disabilities

Resolving Concerns

鶹ýAV is committed to ensuring equal access to students who experience disabilities. The college complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended. We support the swift resolution of concerns related to accommodations for students who experience a disability. If there are problems with accommodations, accessing auxiliary aids and services, or related to discrimination, please contact Accessibility Services immediately at 231-348-6619 or accessibility@ncmich.edu .


External Discrimination Complaint

Students are encouraged to work through 鶹ýAV’s internal process for a swift resolution. Students also have the right to file an .