ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES OFFICE

Accessibility Services Handbook

Contact Info: 919.497.3236
Location: Rooms 111 and 112, Taft Building
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The mission of Accessibility Services is to focus on the abilities of all individuals while providing an accessible and welcoming academic community.

The goal of the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees at Louisburg College is to create an accessible and welcoming educational experience for each individual. Louisburg College's non-discrimination policy states:

Louisburg College is committed to the equal opportunity of education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or sexual preference, national origin, age or disability. - Louisburg College Catalog p23

The Accessibility Office has been established to ensure that every individual with a disability has an equal opportunity to participate in the college community. Any student or visitor with a documented disability who wishes to request appropriate accommodations may contact the Accessibility Office.

The Accessibility Office provides, arranges and coordinates accommodations and services for individuals with disabilities. Not only is this in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), but is also a part of our central purpose as a small college committed to offering an individualized approach to higher education. This is a free service to all individuals with documented physical, mental, psychological, or learning disabilities.

While each student in the post-secondary education setting is responsible for requesting accommodations, if desired, we recognize that every student's needs require a specific, individualized approach and plan. To ensure that each student's needs are fully and adequately addressed, the Accessibility Office will maintain disability-related documents and certifications of eligibility and meet with individuals to update them as appropriate. As well, we encourage open and frequent communication and planning interviews to keep abreast of the individual's changing needs.

In addition to working to provide accessibility to facilities and instruction, Louisburg College also offers extensive learning services to help encourage success. Most of these services are available at no cost to the student, but we also offer a fee-based program that provides additional one-on-one academic support for those students who would like extra help successfully transitioning to college. For more information, please see our link for the Learning Partners program.

All academic accommodations and auxiliary services are provided to students based on individualized programs developed on the student's specific needs, abilities, and limitations through documentation review, interaction, and interview. To learn more about how to receive accommodations, click on the "How to Qualify for Accessibility Services" link or contact our office directly.

The Goals of the Accessibility Office at Louisburg College

  • To provide each student, employee and visitor with appropriate and reasonable accommodations and support services.

  • To seek to make our campus, our faculty and our student body inviting and welcoming to students of all abilities.

  • To develop individual plans and programs that make our campus, our facilities, and our courses of study accessible to each student with disabilities and to develop and implement an individual service plan outlining any appropriate accommodations.

  • To encourage students to develop greater independence and self-advocacy skills.

  • To provide students with appropriate referrals and information regarding testing, counseling, financial aid, academic advisement, and to other campus related resources.

  • To make assistive technology available as appropriate.

  • To ensure that Louisburg College, in every way, interprets correctly and meets the criteria required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ( ADA).

For more information on Accessibility and Learning Services, please refer to our Accessibility Services Handbook. You may also explore our programs further on the links provided. Please feel free to contact us at 919.497.3236 or 1.800.755.0208 ext. 3236.

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