Disability Resource Center | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Here to help you succeed.
Disability Resource Center

Here to help you succeed.
Disability Resource Center

The NWACC Disability Resource Center ensures students with disabilities equal access to the college's educational programs, opportunities and activities.


NWACC strives to improve and incorporate comprehensive services to eliminate physical, programmatic and attitudinal barriers that may arise with disabilities. Services are available to students, faculty, staff and guests. 

In addition, we seek to strengthen our partnerships with community agencies to develop models and practices that build leadership and cultural awareness in the areas of post-secondary education, rehabilitation and student services.

Eligibility for Services:

Services are available to any NWACC student who has a documented disability. Individuals eligible for services include those with mobility, orthopedic, hearing, vision or speech impairments, as well as those with other health-related disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, learning disabilities or psychiatric disabilities.

Academic Accommodations 

Examples of academic accommodations offered to eligible students include the following:

  • Student volunteer note takers
  • Permission to audio tape lectures
  • Preferential classroom seating
  • Special testing conditions
  • Extended time for written assignments
  • Consultation on use and acquisition of auxiliary aids
  • Sign language interpreter services

All information and records obtained by the Disability Resource Center are kept confidential, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and ADA/504 mandates.

 
  • Registration help & counseling
  • Accommodations inside the classroom
  • Alternate media services
  • Assistive technology
  • Deaf/Hard of hearing
  • Test accommodations
  • Videophone