Auxiliary aids are defined as educational equipment, services or adaptive equipment which assist the student participating in the educational program. These aids do not include individually prescribed devices/equipment, attendants or any other service or device of a personal nature.
Disability Support Services (DSS) may oversee the request of auxiliary aids. The college will work cooperatively with referring agencies (Vocational Rehab, Rehab for the Blind, etc.) regarding recommendations for auxiliary aids and their provision. In some cases, the referring agency will provide them.
Requests for auxiliary aids should be made at least eight weeks in advance of the semester. The college will make a good-faith effort in attempting to reasonably accommodate students until the auxiliary aid(s) is in place. Computer technology (equipment, software, etc.) involves the cooperation of the referral agency (if any), Information Technology Department (policies, installation, etc.) and the Purchasing Department (policies, availability of auxiliary aid procurement). This is a time-consuming endeavor.
If the auxiliary aids are not in place, due to unforeseen circumstances, the college will make a good-faith effort to accommodate the student until the auxiliary aid is purchased and/or installed. In some instances, it may be necessary for the student to withdraw from the course and register for the class in a subsequent semester allowing the college ample time to provide the appropriate accommodations.
Assistive technology is available through the Assistive Technology (AT) Lab. Accommodation request forms are processed through DSS. The college maintains various types of adaptive equipment for use by students while in class. This office will attempt to maintain the equipment in good working order. Limited equipment is available for checkout. Students are required to sign the equipment checkout form and are responsible for any damage incurred while in their possession. Equipment housed with DSS must be returned daily to the AT Lab. The equipment is for on-campus use. Exceptions would apply to off-campus clinical/internship or off-site course requirements.
If equipment is not returned by the completion of the semester in which it was used, grades and transcripts may be withheld. The student may be held legally responsible for equipment reimbursement.
The auxiliary aid may not be the one specifically requested by the student, but will be appropriate and reasonable.
The SCC Board of Trustees has approved contracts with companies providing the above services. DSS coordinates the delivery of these accommodations once requested and approved.
In order to receive these services, students must have an open case and been approved for such accommodations. DSS will arrange class coverage for the semester/event(s). As with all requests, students must request services each semester in a timely manner (8 weeks in advance suggested). Students are responsible for notifying DSS of any schedule changes to ensure coverage or cancellation of service. Students must contact DSS of any college-related supplemental captioning/interpreting needs other than classroom coverage in a timely manner. Students are responsible for notifying (per vendor cancellation requirements) the captioning/interpreter service and DSS of class cancellation, absence, etc. DSS provides student with contact information and written responsibilities. Remote real time captioning requires a microphone and laptop. Both can be checked out via the AT Lab.
Campus Guests: contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interpreter or other accommodation(s). Please include: requested accommodation, type of sign used (if requesting interpreters), date/location and type of event, length of time required. For more information see Accessibility for Campus Guests.
Student should follow procedures for requesting accommodations.
If this is an approved accommodation:
DSS does not share information about students’ disabilities with note takers.
Students who desire to audio and/or video tape class or college activities must first solicit approval from their professor, club/organization advisor or event coordinator. If this is requested due to a disability, a case must be open with DSS and the process should be followed for requesting accommodations.
If a student is granted permission to audio/video tape any portion of a class or college activity, that student understands that he or she does not have permission to reproduce or post the information on any social media, You Tube, or other public or private forum that would infringe on the privacy rights of others represented in the audio/video recording. See section on Audio/Video Taping Class Lectures in the Student Handbook.
Students must have an open case with DSS and been approved for this accommodation in order to receive text conversion.
Examples are, but not limited to: Braille, e-text, audio, tactile drawings. Providing alternate formatted materials requires advance notification and specialized equipment/software. Conversion of materials is managed by the adaptive technology specialist. Students and faculty are responsible for providing the materials (textbooks, handouts, supplemental reading, PowerPoint presentations, syllabi, exams, etc.) in a timely manner. Once the student has requested and been approved for this accommodation, DSS will notify the instructors via SCC email requesting any materials to be used (other than the textbooks). Instructors can forward materials to our office for processing; this information will also be included in the LOAs.
In some instances, DSS can produce the material in alternate format. However, the office may need to secure the alternate format elsewhere.
636-922-8627 or 636-922-8581
Send required documentation to:
Disability Support Services
Student Center, 133C
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
Cottleville, MO 63376