Academic Catalog

Services to Students with Disabilities

Midlands Technical College works to make sure its programs, services, and activities are accessible to all otherwise qualified students, in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). At Midlands Technical College, the Disability Services Office operates within the Counseling and Career Services Office. Disability Services offices are located on both the Airport and Beltline Campuses. Disability Services works with faculty and staff of the college to provide equal access to the college’s educational programs, services, and courses on a case by case basis. Services include accommodations, auxiliary aids and services, assistive technology, academic and career planning, faculty/staff/student liaisons, and other supportive services for students.

It is a student’s responsibility to self-disclose as a student with a disability and to request accommodations through Disability Services. Services are available to students who have disabilities including, but not limited to, visual and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, chronic medical conditions, Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder, head and spinal cord injuries, and psychological disabilities. A student’s initial request for accommodations should occur prior to the beginning of a program or course, but can be requested at any time. Accommodations are not retroactive. The request for accommodations is an interactive process that occurs between the student and the staff of Disability Services. 

To request accommodations, the student must:

  1. Complete and submit the Disability Services Intake Form
  2. Submit documentation of disability
  3. Complete a Disability Services Initial Interview with a staff member. The interview is an opportunity for the student and staff to discuss the student’s history, barriers, and how those barriers impact academics, and potential accommodations to eliminate those barriers.

The Disability Services Intake Form and Standard Documentation Form can be located on the Disability Services website ( or picked up in person at the Counseling and Career Services Offices on Airport or Beltline Campus. Additional documentation guidelines are available on the website as well. Documentation should be completed by a qualified professional and reflect diagnosis, limitations related to disability, and suggested/history of accommodations. Once this process is complete, staff will either approve or deny accommodations. If approved, staff will review specific accommodations, explaining policies and procedures, discussing rights and responsibilities of the student and the college, and review the Faculty Notification Process.

If a student would like to appeal the decision made by the staff of Disability Services, he or she may do so by completing the standard Disability Services Appeals Process. For assistance, contact Disability Services on either Airport Campus (803.822.3505) or Beltline Campus (803.738.7636). Accommodation requests needed for placement testing should also be made through Disability Services and are coordinated with the Student Assessment Office once documentation has been received and reviewed.

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