Tompkins Cortland Community College is committed to providing equal access for all qualified individuals to its programs and educational opportunities.
It is the College's policy to provide, on an individual basis, reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities, which may affect their ability to fully participate in program or course activities or to meet course requirements. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, testing or classroom adjustments, and use of adaptive equipment. Baker Center for Learning (BCL) staff members are available to work with students with physical, learning, psychological, medical, or other disabilities to help them better understand the nature of their disability and develop self-advocacy skills, and to determine appropriate accommodation plans.
To receive academic accommodations, students must identify a qualifying disability, provide appropriate documentation of the disability (prepared by a qualified professional), and work with BCL personnel and classroom faculty to develop an appropriate and reasonable plan for accommodations. All information provided concerning a disability is confidential and is released only with the student's consent.
A person with a disability is: "any person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a history of such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. Substantial impairment means that an individual cannot perform the life activity at all, or that he or she is limited in the condition, manner, or duration of the activity. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, walking, seeing, breathing, learning, working or performing manual tasks."
For further information, or to identify a disability, students should contact:
Carolyn L. Boone
Coordinator of Access and Equity Services
Phone: 607.844.8222, Ext. 4283