Students with Mobility Disabilities should register with the Disability Office for Emergency Evacuation Plans and Procedures. Call 309-796-5900 for an appointment or stop by our office in Building 1, Room 241. Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also email Susan Sacco, Disability Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steps to receive services and accommodations:
- Contact Disability Office or view our Disability Services Student Handbook. Review our office procedures, policies and services.
- Submit disability documentation which determines eligibility and supports request for accommodations.You may complete the following forms and submit them via fax or mail (when signature is required) or e-mail attachment (when a signature is not required) and the Disability Services Coordinator will contact you. Below are important forms you will need:
Disability Services Student Information Sheet
Consent for Release of Information
Verification and Documentation of Disability
- Meet with Disability Services staff to develop accommodations plan.
- Introduce yourself to your instructor, deliver the Disability Accommodation Notification Form, and discuss your accommodation needs the first week of classes.
Services & Accommodations
Extended time, minimum distraction area, use of a reader, scribe, or computer, tape recording answers and large print.
A fellow student in class may be willing to make a copy of his/her notes. The student may choose to tape the class and later make notes from the tape. Sometimes instructors have a class outline or class notes they will share with the students.
Books on alternative format
Staff members will assist students in obtaining textbooks or other class materials from publishers or use software to create an audio book if not available from the publisher.
BHC offers several online learning options for your convenience. Learn more about online learning with disabilities.
The office has a limited amount cassette tape recorders, tapes, handheld magnifiers, and talking calculator.
ZoomText, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Jaws for Windows and Kurzweil 3000 software and CCTVs are available in the Disability Services Office. Contact the Disability Services Coordinator for training. Students may secure their own copy for the home computer when taking online classes by contacting the Office of Rehabilitation Services.
Sign language interpreters
Interpreters are provided for classes and other campus activities.
Read & Write Gold is here!
This is a new tool that is free to Black Hawk College students and employees. This tool can help strengthen your reading and writing skills.
Read & Write Gold – or RWG – will increase your reading speed and comprehension and improve your research, writing, study and test-taking skills. It has a built-in dictionary, thesaurus and spell-checker.
RWG is free and can be downloaded onto your laptop, home computer or tablet.
Last updated 7/27/2015