Disability Services

The Disability Services office is a component of the Advising and Counseling Center and provides academic support services and accommodations to San Juan College students who are eligible as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. You can reach the disability Counselor at 566-3404.

Eligibility

A student is eligible for services if the student has a disability that "substantially limits one or more major life functions." At San Juan College, the major life function is the ability to learn or acquire information at the post-secondary level.

Documentation

Eligible students must provide documentation of their disability from either a qualified medical or mental health professional, a state licensed Learning Diagnostician or a representative of a mental or health care institution. Evaluations must be current. A school plan, such as an individualized education program (IEP) or a 504 plan, is insufficient documentation of a disability, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive assessment battery.

Documentation must include a statement of how the disability "substantially limits the major life function" of learning, especially in a post-secondary setting. In addition, the documentation must include a clear and concise statement regarding the diagnosis of the disability. This documentation must be provided on letterhead stationary, typed, dated, signed, and otherwise legible. All documentation is maintained in strict confidentiality.

Accommodations

In order to receive accommodations, a student must register with the Disability Services office located in the Advising and Counseling Center. Academic accommodations such as note-takers, extended time on tests, audio books, E-text, oral tests, etc., focus upon removing barriers in the classroom for the student while preserving the integrity of course objectives. The disability Counselor and the student discuss and decide upon suitable accommodations. The student then bears the responsibility of delivering accommodation notices to instructors and visiting with them.

Learning Technology Lab

The Learning Technology Lab is a resource and training room located in the Advising and Counseling Center. It houses special equipment and software for students with disabilities. To be able to access the lab, the student needs to be referred by the disabilities Counselor whose office is in the Advising and Counseling Center.

The lab offers the following services for students:

  • Copying and enlarging of classroom materials
  • Arrangements for exams including proctors, readers, private rooms, computer access, and extended time
  • Training in current technology for learning assistance
  • Large screen monitors
  • CCTV
  • Adaptive keyboards/mouse
  • Brailler
  • Screen reader software/JAWS/Kurzweil/TextAloud
  • Campus lockers
        
Disability Services
Advising and Counseling Center
Clock Tower Building - Room 4106
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402