Texarkana College accepts students who have potential for academic success in a post-secondary educational institution. Texarkana College is committed to providing qualified students with disabilities equal access to its facilities, activities, and programs. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) require that public colleges and universities provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. Accommodations may include note takers, reader services, adaptive testing, extended time for test, etc. Accommodations are provided on an individual basis following presentation of documentation that confirms the presence of a disability that results in a substantial limitation of a major life function as defined under Section 504 and the ADA.
To request testing or course accommodations contact the Office of Disability Services. Appropriate documentation of a physical or psycho/educational condition or a referral from an appropriate rehabilitation agency such as the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services or the Texas Commission for the Blind which documents the disability and supports the need for accommodations must be submitted before accommodation can be arranged. Requests for accommodations should be made four weeks prior to initial enrollment to allow time for review and adequate coordination of services. The preferred date for applying for special accommodations for a subsequent semester of enrollment is two weeks prior to registration for the semester.
The Office of Disability Services serves as a liaison between students with disabilities and Texarkana College faculty and staff. The provision of support services and reasonable accommodations is guided by college policies and procedures which are implemented through the Office of Disability Services. It is the intent of the ADA and TC that the responsibility for providing need and appropriate support for students with disabilities is shared by student, faculty, and staff. All students are expected to abide by college policies and procedures, including the Standards of Student Conduct as outlined in the TC Catalog/Handbook and other College publications.
Current and prospective students, parents, and others interested in accommodations or additional information should contact Tonja Blase in the Office of Disability Services, Academic Learning Commons at 903-823-3349.