Students with Disabilities

College of the Ozarks is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with physical or mental disabilities as intended by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The type of disability determines the appropriate accommodations. Services may include:

  • Special seating,
  • Enlarged print,
  • Extended test time,
  • Separate test location,
  • Elevator access,
  • Taped texts or books on tape,
  • Taped lectures,
  • Note taker,
  • Work station accommodation,
  • Tutor,
  • Other accommodation as requested and approved.

Students with disabilities are also advised to take advantage of programs and courses offered to all students, for instance the CWT (Center for Writing and Thinking), math and science review sessions, counseling center, and use of word processing software with spell and grammar checking.

Students are responsible for providing appropriate documentation of disability, (a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities), and of the need for accommodation. Documentation may include official medical diagnosis, psychological evaluations, etc. For academic accommodation, contact the Dean of the College. For work station accommodation, contact the Dean of Work Education. For physical accessibility only, contact the Dean of Students.

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