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Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enroll in special classes or programs for students with disabilities?
No, there are no special classes/programs designated for students with disabilities, but we do provide reasonable accommodations. The purpose of reasonable accommodations is to provide you with equal access to the information and course content. Given these accommodations, a student who is otherwise qualified should be able to be successful within the context of a normal classroom setting.
Where is the Accessibility Services office located?

The Accessibility Services office is located on the Dayton campus at Building 10, Room 424.

All Sinclair Community College Regional Centers, in Centerville, Englewood, Huber Heights, and Mason, have an Accessibility Services liaison to connect students to accessibility accommodations at each location. Visit your Regional Center front desk for help.

What is the purpose of accessibility accommodations?

There are no special classes/programs designated for students with disabilities. The purpose of the accommodations is to provide each student with equal access to the information and course content. Given these accommodations, a student who is otherwise qualified should be able to be successful within the context of a normal classroom setting.

What kind of documentation do I need to provide for accessibility accommodations?

You should provide information about current functional limitations and the specific impact on your learning. You can submit an IEP, ETR, 504 Plan or a Disability Verification form. You can pick up a Disability Verification form from the Accessibility Services office or print a copy of the Disability Verification form. This form must be completed by a qualified professional and faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to the Accessibility Services office.

Who qualifies for Accessibility Services?

Sinclair is committed to serving all students with disabilities as defined by federal regulations. The federal definition of a disability includes a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Has a record of such impairment, or
  • Is regarded as having such impairment.

The determination of whether an individual has a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is not based upon the diagnosis of the impairment, but rather upon the impact of that impairment on the life of the individual.

Can the Accessibility Services office test for learning disabilities and/or ADD/ADHD?
No, however, a list of community resources for this service can be obtained from our office.
Do I have to disclose educational or medical information to Sinclair instructors or staff for accessibility accommodations?

No, however, if you want to receive academic accommodations, and/or auxiliary aids you must self-identify to the Accessibility Services and provide documentation. All documentation submitted to our office is confidential and is not shared with instructors or staff. Accommodations and services cannot be provided retroactively.

Can a student request an accommodation directly from their professor without first meeting with the Accessibility Services?

Individual instructors have no obligation to accommodate a student until they are approved for services by Accessibility Services.