Disability Support Services

Reasonable Accommodations

You have a right to reach your educational goals, and reasonable accommodations will be made for students with documented disabilities. Gateway’s intent is to provide equal access to programs and facilities on all campuses at no additional cost. To best facilitate support services, you should as soon as possible contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) instructors prior to the semester and provide documentation of the disability.

  • DSS instructors will verify the documentation and complete an accommodation plan. 
  • The DSS instructors, along with the student, will determine the accommodations based on the documentation on file. 

You must meet with the DSS instructor each semester to receive and continue accommodations. It is your responsibility to notify the DSS instructor when these accommodations are necessary throughout the semester and this plan can be changed or modified as the need arises. 

Disability support services begin when your documentation is in place and the accommodation plan has been written and signed by you and DSS instructor. Services are not retroactive and accommodations will not be provided until documentation has been received and evaluated. For this reason, we encourage you to seek accommodations as soon as possible. 

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Alternative media/assistive technology
  • Electronic text
  • Large print
  • Magnifier
  • Text to speech program
  • Screen reader software
  • Speech recognition software
  • Magnification and reading program
  • Alternate testing
  • Note taking
  • Ergonomic equipment
  • Liaison with instructors, staff and outside agencies
  • Case management*
  • Advising/advocacy*

*These additional services are not required by the ADA but may still be provided. 

Please note that we do not provide personal attendant care or transportation.