Online Accessibility and FAQ's: Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
Will I continue to receive my approved accommodations if my course is now online?
Yes. Students approved for accommodations through DRC will continue to receive their accommodations. At times, however, specific accommodations may not transition equitably to an online format. Contact the DRC office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions related to a specific accommodation.
What do I do if I am having difficulty fully accessing materials online? Can I update my accommodations?
Yes. Accommodations arranged for on ground courses may not be applicable or compatible with instruction occurring in an online environment. Students having difficulty accessing course content due to the change in format should contact the DRC office to set up an appointment for additional support and/or to request additional accommodations.
Can I register with DRC if I have not already?
Yes. We understand that some students with disabilities may have elected to not register their disability previously with DRC and may wish to do so at this time. To begin, please complete our Student Intake Form.
How can I share my Letter of Accommodation with instructors now that the class is online?
Contact Christina in the DRC office at email@example.com to obtain a PDF of your Letter of Accommodation to forward to your professors. If you have a paper copy in your possession, consider using an app such as CamScanner to scan a document onto your phone.
For students enrolled in LRS 23 and LRS 523 Learning Skills Lab
Staff are available to assist you with study skills, learning strategies, assistive technology and alternative media. Please contact Tascha Whetzel at 707 468 3151 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Justice at 707468-3032 or email@example.com. Staff is available Monday- Friday 8- 5 pm to respond to your inquires.
Disability Resource Center General Information
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides instructional support services for enrolled Mendocino College students who have a verifiable disability. The program serves the educational needs of students with disabilities recognized under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. DRC encourages student autonomy, independence and responsibility. The program promotes equal educational opportunity and access. We also serve as an advocate of student rights.
DRC staff will provide information and classroom materials in the format that accommodates the individual student's need(s). This may include Braille textbooks, large-print text, screen enlargement and other peripherals to allow students to reach their educational goals. Other accommodations to students may include academic and vocational counseling, early registration assistance, digital recorders, note taker paper, ASL interpreters for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, audio books, extra time for tests, etc. Academic accommodations are determined based on functional limitations associated with a student's disability. These accommodations are provided in an effort to create a "level playing field" for students.
- DRC services at Mendocino College are for registered students with a verifiable disability that creates an educational limitation. The disability may be permanent or temporary.
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Contact the DRC office by phone or email to schedule an intake appointment with a DRC counselor.
How to Contact Us:
2020 Office Hours by Phone or Email:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch.
2020 Department Newsletter (February/March)
Check out our bi-monthly (once every two months) Newsletter.