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Accommodation Resource Center


Equal Access and Opportunities for All Students

The Accommodation Resource Center (ARC) at Northwest Florida State College is committed to providing equal access and opportunities for educational success to all students with disabilities as guided by the American Disabilities Act and other disability-related laws.

Northwest Florida State College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in any of our programs, services, or activities based on Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mission

The Accommodation Resource Center (ARC) helps navigate accessibility for students with disabilities by removing educational barriers and partnering with the campus community for inclusion and support.

Faculty & Existing ARC Students

Faculty, as well as students currently registered with the ARC, can find additional forms and resources in RaiderNet. If you need to schedule a test, please visit the Testing Center page.

Accommodation Resource Center

How Accommodations Work

Provision of reasonable accommodations is determined for each student based on the nature of the student’s disability, the barriers encountered, and the content of documentation provided.

ARC Guiding Laws

Students have the right to equal access and opportunities for education at Northwest Florida State College, as guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008. Accommodations ensure equal access and in no way guarantee student success in a course.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Students should familiarize themselves with their rights to equal access and opportunities for education, as well as understand their responsibilities for declaring, documenting and maintaining their disability in order to receive the necessary accommodations. For grievances, students should review the procedures for filing a formal complaint found on the Disputes page.

Request Ahead of Time

Accommodations can be requested at any time during a semester; however, they are not retroactive. In order to have the accommodation readily available once classes begin, it is ideal for the student to request their accommodations soon after registering for courses. Once approved, it is the student’s responsibility to use their accommodations and renew them at the beginning of each semester.

Accommodations that require third-party support may require additional time to process.

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Getting Started With Accommodations

Please follow the steps below to start the accommodation request process. If you have previously registered for accommodations, please visit RaiderNet for a renewal form or additional supporting documents.

  1. Register for courses
  2. Complete and submit the request for accommodations
  3. Schedule an appointment with ARC by phone, (850) 729-6079 or email, [email protected].
  4. Be prepared to show documentation of the disability that supports each accommodation request
  5. Meet with ARC staff to formally discuss the accommodation request and review documentation
  6. Once all required documentation is submitted and reviewed by ARC staff, the student will be sent an email to his or her NWF account regarding accommodation status
  7. Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to work with their professors on facilitation.
  8. Accommodations must be renewed every semester. (Download and submit the renewal form to make sure your accommodations stay current)

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Supporting Documentation and Guidelines

Documentation provided with accommodation requests should be current, on letterhead, and signed by a licensed or certified diagnosing profession. Please note that while the college provides academic accommodations for eligible students, it does not provide testing or evaluation for disabilities.

The links below may be used for guidance in demonstrating and/or documenting the nature of the disability and the educational limitation it imposes. Additional resources for faculty and currently registered students may visit RaiderNet.

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Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights
Student Responsibilities

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Types of Accommodations

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