Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services office works to ensure that any students with documented disabilities receive reasonable accommodations in accordance with the policies underlying Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and ADA Amended Acts (ADAAA) of 2008. Students receive services and accommodations while completing regular course offerings, and all students are held to the same academic standards of the college.

County College of Morris recognizes that students with documented physical, psychological, medical, sensory, learning disabilities may require accommodations to meet their learning potential.The Accessibility Services office serves to both determine and document, during an interactive collaborative meeting with a student, which reasonable accommodations may be appropriate for use during his or her courses. Accessibility Services is designed to offer accommodations that provide equal access to college classes and services. Reasonable accommodations may include any or all of the following: extended time for in-class exams and quizzes, alternative to print materials, adaptive technology, sign language interpreters or other accommodations as needed. To qualify for accommodations, a student must submit appropriate professional documentation that shows that he or she has an impairment that limits a major life activity.

Additional services, not covered by ADA, but offered through the office include individualized strategies tutoring, a time-limited mentoring program designed to help students strengthen study and organizational skills. This service is offered upon request only on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration assistance is done in conjunction with the Office of Records and Registration on a case-by-case basis and students are encouraged to take advantage of courses offered by the college to strengthen college success skills and tools.

At the college level, students are responsible for self-identifying and making arrangements to use their accommodations with the assistance of office staff. Accessibility Services also provides accommodated testing facilities for students.