- Disability Support Services can help any student with a disability. Any prospective or current student with a documented disability who would like to begin the process to receive accomodations should begin the process by completing the following steps:
- Contact CJ Farnsworth ([email protected] or call 304.336.8216) to begin the registration process.
- Provide a copy of paperwork verifying your documented disability
A student who recognizes that his/her academic or campus activities are limited or in some
way restricted as a result of a mobility, visual, hearing, learning or emotional disability may
contact the ADA Coordinator’s office for a personal conference.
Documentation of a disbability is required. IEP’s (Individualized Education Plans) are not
acceptable as documentation at the postsecondary level. However, disability services can advise you regarding how to obtain appropriate documentation.
Documentation Requirements for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Documentation Requirements for a Learning Disability
Documentation Requirements for a Visual Impairment
Documentation Requirements for a Physical Disability
ADHD Documentation Requirements
Documentation for Hearing Impaired Students
Documentation for a Psychiatric Disability
Disability Support Services can provide the student with several academic support services.
Referrals are made to the Tutoring Center. The Tutoring Center will assign a subject-specific
tutor who will provide free tutoring to the requesting student. The tutors are reimbursed by the
college for this service.
Oral or Large Print Exams
Given timely notice, arrangements are made with the course instructor to provide a copy of the
examination to be printed in large type. Arrangements for oral examinations are made by the
student and the instructor and can also be made through the Disability Support Services office.
Recorded Text Books
The Disability Services Office can provide application materials for Recordings for the Blind
and Dyslexic (RFB&D) who can provide appropriate recordings for texts currently in use.
Please contact the ADA Cooridinator for more information.
Adaptive equipment can be borrowed by a student by signing an equipment loan agreement
contract through the Disability Services Office. For more information, contact the ADA
Coordinator. Adaptive software is available on student accessable computers located in the
Disability Services Office.
Some of the Equipment and Software that is available through the Disability Services Office
includes but is not limited to:
- Fire Alarm Strobes
- Door Knocker Strobes & Receivers
- Tape Recorders
- CD Readers for use with Audio CDs from RFB&D
- Enhanced Visibility Keyboard
- OpenBook Software
- ZoomText Software
- TestTalker Software
Sign Language Interpreters
Interpreters are provided for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Closed Caption Video
Most classrooms have permanently installed video monitors that are programmed to produce
closed caption dialog.
TTY for the Deaf
The college provides student access to TTY machines at both Campus Safety and the
Center for Student Success.
Adaptive Physical Education
Physical education is required of every West Liberty student. Students needing special
attention will be placed in sections adapted to their particular abilities.
Text enlarging equipment (CCTV), which provides direct view enlarging, is available in
the college library.
In-Class Test Writers or Readers
This service is provided by the Center for Student Success Coordinator and commonly
takes place during the scheduled test time.
Extended Time For Exams
Any student producing valid documentation of a disability may request extended time for
testing. Usually the time will not exceed 50 percent of the regularly allotted period.
Curriculum selection for entering students will focus on the general studies block, with special
attention made for those who may need developmental courses in Mathematics and English.
Advocate For Agency Services
The ADA Coordinator’s office is available to assist with initial contact or correspondence
with service agencies.
Special Request Accommodations
The Disability Services office will consider special requests made by qualified students to
provide what would not exceed a reasonable accommodation.
The college maintains numerous, conveniently located handicapped parking areas.
The student or visitor must display the standard handicap sign as well as their campus parking
permit while using the designated space.
Click here for the Housing Accommodation Form (This form must be printed, signed by a treating physician and returned to the Office of Disability Services.)