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ADA Policies / Disability Services

Oglala Lakota College recognizes physical and mental disabilities that could hinder a student’s ability to learn, and offer reasonable accommodations through the disability services department.

Disability Services

At Oglala Lakota College we believe all students deserve access to resources to help them succeed. We work to provide accommodations to all students who have disabilities to ensure they are receiving the same educational opportunities as every other student in our college. Oglala Lakota College recognizes physical and mental disabilities that include but are not limited to: mobility, sensory, health, psychological, and learning disabilities. 

At Oglala Lakota College we want all students to succeed which is why we also provide accommodations and or referrals for temporary disabilities such as a physical injury, illness, or complicated pregnancy. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Oglala Lakota College may only provide accommodations and/or referrals to ensure students with disabilities have equal access to education. The college does not alter curriculum or provide services that would be construed as special education.

Procedures

It is the responsibility of a student to make their disability and/or needs known in a timely fashion by providing appropriate documentation and evaluations to support the accommodations requested. Once admitted, the student must notify the Coordinator of Support Services by filling out an Application for Service. Once the college has been notified and specific accommodations have been requested and appropriately documented, the College will work with students  to obtain approved accommodations and/or referrals to ensure they have equal access to education.

Application for Service

Accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • Accessible classroom/location/furniture/dorms
  • Advance notice of assignments
  • Alternative means of completing assignments
    (e.g. oral presentation versus written paper)
  • Assistive computer technology
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Auxiliary aids and services
    (note takers, lab or library assistants, readers, interpreters)
  • Captions for film and video material (if available)
  • Document conversion
    (alternative print format: Braille, large print, tape, electronics, raised lettering)
  • Early syllabus
  • Financial aid accommodations
  • Priority Registration
  • Academic Advising
  • Referral services to campus, community, and state agencies
  • Learning disabilities consultation and strategy instruction
  • Taped lectures