DisabilityAccess Services

New Students:

Students who are enrolled in classes on any of Aims Community College locations can receive academic accommodations. Students wanting to request academic accommodations, services and/or auxiliary aids for the first time need to contact the Disability Access Service (DAS) Office to schedule an Intake Meeting and complete the appropriate forms. Appointments can occur on the outlying locations with advanced notice or by phone or email if needed. Documentation of a disability will be requested at the time of the appointment. Copies of the documentation will be made and become property of Aims Community College. Originals are returned to the student. If a student does not have documentation but believes he/she qualifies for services, please contact the DAS Office for options to obtain documentation. Temporary accommodations may be arranged for that term while documentation is being obtained.

Process:

DAS must be involved in the process of arranging accommodations and services for a qualified student with a disability seeking access to an educational program.

Forms:

When requesting accommodations, services and/or auxiliary aids, please fill out the corresponding forms and return signed forms to the DAS Office either in person, during the intake meeting, or by emailing a scanned copy to disabilities@aims.edu

If a student qualifies for books in an alternative format, the Alternative Text Form must be completed every semester audio books are being requested. Requests may take up to five weeks or longer to process so it is recommended that students register early and submit the form as soon as possible. Students who make requests for alternate format textbooks must provide a receipt of proof of purchase before alternative format files can be provided. If changes to classes and/or schedules are made after completing the form, please contact the DAS Office immediately to ensure the correct textbooks are requested. For more information, contact disabilities@aims.edu. For any information you may need about your textbooks, you may visit the bookstore.