The mission of the Accessibility Services Office at Hopkinsville Community College is to ensure individuals with documented disabilities equal access to all educational opportunities under the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The office provides a variety of assistive services, which are tailored to individual student needs.
The Accessibility Services Coordinator serves as a liaison between you and your instructor. You may request accommodations through the Accessibility Services Office, located on the Hopkinsville Campus in the Administration Building, Room 115. If you attend classes at the Fort Campbell Campus, the Accessibility Services Coordinator and the Fort Campbell Campus Director will coordinate a meeting at your convenience.
The process of receiving accommodations through Accessibility Services involves a few simple steps:
Documentation of the disability and the need for accommodations must be provided before services can be evaluated. You are encouraged to make contact with the Accessibility Services Office at least two weeks prior to the first day of class. Four week notification is encouraged for hearing impairment or vision issues. Advance notification allows the Accessibility Services Coordinator time to arrange appropriate accommodations early enough to be most effective and helpful to you.
Written verification of a disability can be accepted from:
Documentation of a disability must:
Once the disability has been verified, a confidential ADA Request for Accommodation notification will be forwarded to your instructors within one week of receipt by the Accessibility Services Office. Once documentation is complete, you must initiate contact with your instructors to review and discuss the agreed-upon accommodations for the class. HCC encourages early student-instructor communication for all students to support success. While documentation does not have to be provided each semester, you must register with Accessibility Services each semester. If you require assistance during an emergency evacuation, you must register with Accessibility Services at the beginning of each semester.
Elana Stubbs, Senior Administrative Assistant
Office: Administration Building, Room 208