AccessAbility Services

Emphasizing Equal Access to Education and Magnifying Student Ability

Welcome to the Disability Services web page. We are here to assist students with identified disabilities in making their experience at Wilkes Community College both successful and accessible. This website will provide information to guide you in accessing services and accommodations you may need. Most of your questions can be answered by exploring the links on this website; however, feel free to contact us. We are here to answer any disability related questions and provide guidance throughout your time at WCC.

The Disability Services office is located in the Student Success Center in Thompson Hall. The director's office is in room 252A and the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is in room 254.

Resources available in the Disability Resource Center (DRC) include:

  • Extended test taking time
  • A quiet environment for testing
  • Recorders for use in classroom
  • Information about adaptive equipment such as magnification equipment
  • Books in alternative format

Program Information

The mission of Disability Services is to ensure equal access to Wilkes Community College classes, programs, facilities, services, and activities to otherwise qualified students with documented disabilities. Wilkes Community College seeks to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. The goal of Disability Services is to magnify student ability and enhance disability awareness and understanding among students, faculty, and staff of the college.

We further strive to facilitate a transition of students with disabilities from high school to college to the workplace.

Note: Some accommodations take longer than others. Please make your request in writing at least 3 weeks in advance.

Complete an application to be accepted for enrollment at Wilkes Community College.
Make an appointment to meet with the director of Disability Services for accommodations of placement tests, orientations, in the classroom, and while testing at 336-838-6212 or 336-838-6560.

Before your appointment, it can be helpful to complete the Wilkes Community College Accommodation Request Form.

If you have documents that demonstrate your disability such as a psycho-educational assessment from a licensed psychologist for learning disabilities or a statement from a medical doctor for physical limitations, bring them to the appointment. If those documents aren't readily available, we can provide further guidance during your appointment.

If you need accommodations for placement testing, please plan ahead and contact the Disability Services office at least two weeks before you schedule your placement test and orientation. The earlier the better, to make sure that your needs are met.

If you have a hearing impairment or vision impairment you may request an individual orientation with a reader or interpreter by contacting the Disability Services office with advance notice of at least two weeks.

All students requesting accommodations will meet with the director of Disability Services to determine an accommodation plan. This is an interactive meeting and the student's input regarding their current limitations is extremely helpful in making determinations. This is an important first step in the student's learning to advocate for themselves.

Universal Design Learning-simple tools that will help all your students learn. On this website from Washington State University, you will find simple ways that you can improve your content delivery so that students with busy lives, students with disabilities, and first generation college students will have access to your course information. www.washington.edu/doit/CUDE/

AHEAD (Association for Higher Education and Disability)

http://www.ahead.org

Real Connections: Making Distance Learning Accessible to Everyone

www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Technology/distance.learn.html

 

Universal Design of Advising: www.washington.edu/doit/Brochures/Academics/equal_access_adv.html

If you have questions or students with specific needs,please call Disability Services at 336-838-6560.

Disability Services

Renee Macemore
Director of Disability Services
336-838-6560
rmmacemore052@wilkescc.edu

For an appointment:
336-838-6212
rhbillings653@wilkescc.edu

Hours and Information

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for regular tests and quizzes.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Office hours may be extended to accommodate student needs for specific situations and during final exams.
Call Renay Billings at 336-838-6212 for an appointment.

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