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Disability Services Office

Welcome to the Disability Services Office website. Browse this website to learn more about the DMACC Disability Services Office.

The Disability Services Office staff are committed to providing quality services for persons with disabilities. It is DMACC's policy to comply with the access provisions of state and federal civil rights legislations for persons with disabilities. DMACC is committed to providing an accessible environment that supports students with disabilities in reaching their full potential. Services are available for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to educational opportunities. College policy calls for reasonable accommodation to be granted to students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodation is granted in the form of auxiliary aids and services.

Services and resources include:

  • Accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Information about and referral to other agencies, such as Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Department of Human Services
  • DMACC Counseling/advising services
  • Disability Services Orientation for new students
  • Individual orientations covering physical access and early registration
  • Academic success workshops

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Definitions for Service Eligibility

The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who:

  1. has a (1)physical or mental impairment which (2)substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  2. has a record of such an impairment; or
  3. is regarded as having such impairment.
    • (1)Physical or Mental Impairment is defined as any physiological disorder, disfigurement, or anatomical loss or limitation or any mental or psychological disorder acquired as a result of illness, accident, or birth.
    • (2)Major Life Activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working. Major Life Activities also include the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to, functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

Otherwise Qualified Applicant for Admission or Student with a Disability is a person who is qualified for receipt of educational opportunities, public adult educational services or other services, in that he or she satisfies, with or without reasonable accommodation, all of the academic and technical standards, essential eligibility requirements and other applicable educational related selection criteria.