Disability Services

Accommodations at HCC

It is the intention of Highland Community College to work toward full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to make instructional programs accessible to all people, and to provide reasonable accommodations according to the law.

Students should understand that it is their responsibility to self-identify their need(s) for accommodation and that they must provide current, comprehensive diagnosis of a specific disability or medical condition from a qualified professional in order to receive services. Documentation must include specific recommendations for accommodation(s). Documentation should be provided in a timely manner prior to or early in the semester so that the requested accommodation can be considered and, if warranted, arranged.


Possible Accommodations and Services

  • Readers and/or note takers, scribes, Alternate Media, such as online textbooks 
  • Use of recorders
  • Extended time for testing
  • Quiet setting for testing
  • Accommodations to the physical spaces on campus to allow for access to classrooms

In order to begin the process all students must complete the Disabilities Self-Identification Form:

This form can also be accessed at the Highland Community College homepage under Students Life/Find Help/Accessibility Services or by contacting a Disability Coordinator (listed below).


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For more information on services provided for students with disabilities or to request services, please contact a HCC Disability Coordinator.

 HCC Main Campus:  Kristy Sumpter  disabilities@highlandcc.edu or call 785-442-6159

Technical Programs/Western Center:  Stacey Jones  disabilities@highlandcc.edu or call or text 785-284-7047 

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