Students with disabilities may use a variety of accommodations that are intended to improve performance in either a traditional classroom or online setting. Accomodations from testing assistance to alternate book formats, technologies, and sign language interpreters are all free to BHC students.
If you need an accommodation based on a disability to fully participate in a program/event, please contact us. Be sure to allow enough time prior to the program or event and be ready to provide documents of the disability. Information disclosed about your disability will remain confidential.
Frequently Asked Questions
Disability Resources & Access
Encourage the student to contact a member of the Disability Resources & Access staff. You may want to contact the office yourself to follow up on your referral.
- Follow the steps to receive accommodations.
- Initiate all services and do so in a timely manner.
- Participate in an interactive intake meeting with the Disability Resources & Access coordinator.
- Seek assistance when you experience problems with accommodation services.
- Contact the Disability Resources & Access Office.
- Submit current and appropriate documentation of disability which determines eligibility and supports your request for accommodations.
- Meet with Disability Resources & Access staff to develop an accommodations plan.
- Meet with the Disability Resources & Access coordinator and sign the Disability Accommodations Notification Form (PDF) each semester.
- The Disability Resources & Access office will email the Accommodation Notification Forms to your professors prior to classes starting or as soon as accommodation forms have been approved.
- Provide registration information and schedule to the Disability Resources & Access office as soon as you register and notify us of any schedule changes.
- Verify with your professors that they received the Accommodation Notification Forms through email, and discuss with them what accommodations you will be using in their class.
What are some examples of accommodations that are not made or arranged by the Disability Resources & Access Office?
The ADA does not require colleges to provide personal assistants, individual personal tutors, or personal assistive technology. Accommodations are not made which would reduce academic expectations, alter the curriculum or which would eliminate essential components of any course.