Accessibility – Student Resources

CLC’s Accessibility Services

CLC is committed to providing equal access to meet the physical, instructional and technological needs of all its students, employees and guests. Accessibility Services strives to cultivate a college-wide culture and climate that supports this commitment. We work in partnership with faculty, staff and students to remove disability-related barriers to education through reasonable accommodation to qualified students. This includes providing facilities designed to meet the educational needs of students who may have physical, visual, hearing, learning or other disabilities. There are also automatic doors, ramps, restrooms and designated parking for persons with disabilities to ensure complete accessibility to college programs.

Students who have a disability or believe they may have a disability are invited to contact the Accessibility Services Office promptly to determine eligibility and/or submit accommodation requests. To receive service, register with Accessibility Services. Once registered, accommodation requests need to be made each semester for which accommodation is requested.

General Guidelines Regarding Accommodations

  • Accommodations support abilities.
  • All students must comply with classroom assignments, projects, and tests as presented by the instructor and/or syllabus.
  • Accommodations provide appropriate supports, not substitutions, for the successful completion of assignments and tests and DO NOT take the place of regular classroom attendance.
  • CLC complies fully with the provisions for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. section 12101, which prohibits discrimination in employment and public educational services on the basis of an individual’s disability. An individual with a disability is one who has or is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment, which substantially limits one or more of that individual’s major life activities.

Services cease at the end of each semester and must be requested at the beginning of each semester.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Student Responsibilities

Our goal is to provide quality interpreting services, advocacy and educational access for all Deaf/Hard of hearing students at CLC.

In order to receive services, you must:

  • Complete an intake with Accessibility Services Director, Megan Bistodeau , 218-855-8175, or Office E138.
  • Provide documentation of your disability. Documentation may include: an audiology report, a medical evaluation, an I.E.P. from high school, or reports from other colleges. This documentation must be provided within two weeks of your request for an interpreter. If the documentation is not received, support services will be suspended until the documentation is provided to Accessibility Services.
  • Register as soon as possible before the start of the semester, preferably during priority registration, to insure that an interpreter will be available for the first class day. If you register late, we will do our best to assign an interpreter for the first day of class, but we cannot guarantee an interpreter will be available. During the semester, you must inform the AS office if you drop, add or withdraw from a class.Before making a schedule change, you must check with the Accessibility Services to be sure an interpreter will be available.
  • Arrive on time for class. Please email the AS office at if you know you will arrive late. Interpreters will wait 15 minutes before leaving. Once the interpreter has left due to a no show, he/she will not return to that class/appointment. The interpreters will not attend any of your other classes for the day unless you contact the AS office.
  • Notify Accessibility Services at  if you will not be attending class or a scheduled meeting. If you will not be attending class, you must notify the AS office at least 20 minutes prior to the start of a day class or prior to 4:00 p.m. for an evening class.If you miss a class three consecutive times without notifying the AS office, your interpreting services for that class will be discontinued until you meet with the director to reinstate your services.
  • Request an interpreter through the AS office for required meetings or activities. You should request interpreters for non-classroom activities at least 2 weeks in advance. If you request an interpreter at the last minute, we will do our best to assign one, but cannot guarantee that an interpreter will be available.

We hope that your educational experience here at CLC is both positive and successful. Please let us know if you need any further assistance. We look forward to collaborating with you!

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