Accessibility Services

Southeastern Community College complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is committed to providing opportunities to qualified persons with disabilities in equal access to education and facilities. SCC provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities who receive or participate in college programs, services, or activities, including distance learners.

The Student Services counselor will assist students in requesting disability-related accommodations for documented physical, learning, and psychological disabilities. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations for a disability must make this need known as soon as possible. For information regarding Accessibility Services, contact Accessibility Services at 910.788.6327, [email protected], or in Student Services in A-124.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, students must disclose their disability/pregnancy to the Student Services Counselor for the college to provide reasonable accommodations.

1. The student provides current documentation of the disability/pregnancy from a physician, psychologist or other appropriate professional stating the nature of the disability/pregnancy and recommendations for needed accommodations. The documentation must reflect the current impact of the disability/pregnancy. SCC’s staff is not able to diagnose disabilities. The documentation accepted at SCC may not suffice for universities or professional and certification exams.

2. The student engages in an interview with the counselor. During the interview, the student discloses the type of disability/pregnancy, the student’s limitations, and the current impact of the disability/medical condition to the counselor by completing a Voluntary Self-Disclosure form. The form is available in the Student Services Counselor’s office or by email request at [email protected]. Accommodations should be requested at least two weeks prior to the start of the term or activity. Accommodations requested after that will be provided as soon as possible.

3. The counselor documents the reasonable accommodations that the college will provide as determined from the student/counselor interview and appropriate documentation. All information is collected by the counselor and filed with a copy of the mutually agreed upon accommodations.

4. The counselor sends the accommodation form to the instructor for online classes. Students will be given a copy of the accommodation form to take to their instructor for campus classes. Students must always discuss accommodations with their instructors.

5. The student reviews the accommodations with the counselor prior to or at the beginning of each semester during which the student wishes to receive accommodations.

For more information, contact Accessibility Services, at 910.788.6327, 910.642.1267 (fax), [email protected], or in Student Services located in the A-Building, Room 124.

Please be aware of the attendance policy located in the SCC Catalog at

Please note that all students regardless of disability/pregnancy must meet the essential technical standards of a program with or without reasonable accommodations.

Students have the right to appeal decisions made as stated in the SCC Student Handbook located at

Students must do so by submitting a request in writing to the Dean of Student Services, within five (5) working days of receiving or being denied accommodations.

Accessibility Counseling

SCC provides a counselor who evaluates documentation as reported by a physician or psychologist for requested accommodations for classroom and testing.

Interpreting Services

Sign language interpreters are provided upon request with appropriate documentation. Advance notice is required to schedule an interpreter.

Testing Accommodations

Testing accommodations such as distraction-reduced environment and extended time are provided with appropriate documentation.


SCC offers Snap&Read, a read-aloud tool, and CoWriter, a speech-to-text tool. These tools are easy to use and easy to access using the Chrome browser and an SCC email address and password.

Other technology may be available with appropriate documentation.

Snap & Read and CoWriter

Other technology may be available with appropriate documentation.