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Disability Access Services
Need an Accommodation for your Class?
Whether the accommodations you need are permanent or temporary - we can help! Your goals are important to us. Disability Access Services at ACC collaborates with all members of the campus community - encouraging and celebrating accessibility, accountability and self-advocacy. Let us help motivate and support you on your way to academic success.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment stop by Disability Access Services located in Room M2710 (the Main Building on the Littleton Campus), call 303.797.5860, or request an appointment online.
Plan ahead to allow a minimum of one-week set-up time for your appointment to discuss most support services. Accommodations are not retroactive. Documentation regarding your disability may be requested.
If you are a new student, plan to visit with a specialist at least 4 weeks before the start of a semester. It is recommended that you register for classes prior to your scheduled meeting with a specialist. Please refer to our Getting Started page for steps to accomplish before your intake appointment. Please complete your Intake Form (PDF | Online) prior to your scheduled appointment time.
Information for Current Students
The Accommodation Letter covers the entire Academic Year. In order to receive a new letter, please fill out the Accommodation Letter Request form at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester. Accommodations are not retroactive. View our DAS for Students PDF for more information.
Any student wishing to request a disability-related accommodation in connection with the ACC Mask Policy should contact Elisabeth Olson in Disability Access Services by phone at 303.797.5078 or by email elisabeth [dot] olson [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.
If a student has a personal health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask/facial covering in alignment with public health orders and no other form of personal protective covering or equipment is suitable based on their disability or health condition, the student will need to contact Disability Access Services (DAS) to discuss the process of providing medical documentation or discussing the inability to wear a mask.
The student will be asked to provide DAS with documentation written by a licensed professional about their disability that:
- Verifies that the individual meets the ADA definition of disability (i.e., has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities),
- Explains the reasons why a mask exemption is needed,
- Shows the relationship between the individual's disability and the need for the requested mask accommodation.
The documentation will be reviewed by the DAS Director and the Dean of Students. If this accommodation is granted, then DAS will then provide the student with a full-face shield that must be work while on any of the ACC Campuses. Wearing the face shield is not optional. The student will also receive a mask exemption card on a yellow lanyard card. Students can wear the lanyard card while on campus. Wearing yellow lanyard is optional as we will not require students to disclose their disability status. If students are not wearing the lanyard, they may be asked if they have received permission to not wear a mask before entering a college facility.
Mask-related accommodations available to students taking ACC Concurrent Enrollment classes on a high school campus may be subject to different guidelines as a result of differences in health, safety, and education requirements for high schools.
Other Examples of reasonable accommodations for students with a mask accommodation
Remote / Virtual Options
- Allow the student to take courses that are offered online.
- Offer Student Services appointments by telephone or video call for a student. This includes Advising, DAS, Financial Aid, ACC tutoring, and a number of other services and supports.
- Inform the student of online tutoring such as TutorMe.
Information for Faculty and Staff
Please contact DAS if you are in need of any resources or have questions regarding accommodations. View our DAS for Faculty PDF for more information.
Request support services before the start of classes and as early as possible; the time needed to get accommodations set up will vary based on what is requested. For example, some accommodations require coordination with outside agencies, publishers and other support services. Please use the appropriate link Forms section.
All students with test accommodations must schedule a time to take their test in the Testing Center with Disability Access Services; tests must be scheduled at least 7 days prior to the scheduled test date. To do so, please fill out and complete the Littleton Test Appointment form or the Parker or Castle Rock Test Appointment form.
Your Civil Rights
Students with disabilities are responsible for contacting Disability Access Services if reasonable accommodations are not implemented in an effective or timely manner. Disability Access Services will work with college personnel and the student to resolve disagreements regarding recommended accommodations.
If Disability Access Services personnel are unable to resolve a situation, students with disabilities who believe they experienced discrimination or harassment on the basis of their mental or physical disability may file a grievance the Associate Dean of Equity and Compliance as outlined in the Civil Rights Grievance Procedure (SP4-31a or SP3-50b) located on the ACC Policies and Guidelines webpage. Forms are available on the ACC Grievance and Appeal Procedures webpage.
ACC will make appropriate arrangements to ensure that people with disabilities are provided appropriate accommodations, if needed, to participate in the grievance procedure.
Get to Know Disability Access Services
Monday – Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Littleton Campus, M2710
disability [dot] access [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Phone: 303.797.5860 (voice/TTY)
Accommodation(s) Request Forms
- Alternative Text Materials Request (Book Request)
- Accommodation Letter Request
- ASL Interpreting / Captionist Request
- Ergonomic Furniture Request