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Access Services

About Us

Access Services provides reasonable accommodations and support services for students with disabilities in accordance with the A.D.A. (as amended) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Access Services supports the social and identity models of disability, celebrating disability as an integral part of diversity on our campus. Our goal is to provide access and equitable opportunity in the classroom while promoting the use of Universal Design in our classrooms and beyond.

 

Winter 2023 Updates

We are pleased to be available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please request an appointment at least 24 business hours in advance. We are available for appointments in person and remotely via Zoom. ALL appointments need to be confirmed by Access Services staff.

ALL Access Services staff will be working remotely every Wednesday. We are available for appointments via Zoom on Wednesdays

Remote and in person exam proctoring will be available for students with Accommodated Testing Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Exam appointments must be requested in writing at least 5 Business Days in advance.

For Access Intake appointments, we are generally booked out approximately 1-2 weeks in advance.

To schedule any type of appointment, please connect with us at access@tacomacc.edu or call/text us at 360-504-6357. Please allow 1-3 business days for a response due to an increase in correspondences.

NEW STUDENT APPLICATION

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Contact Us

There are several options for you to choose from in order to contact and communicate with us remotely, such as email, Zoom video and text.  

Option 1: Email

Send an email to the Access Services Main Email: access@tacomacc.edu

Allow 1-3 business days response time.

Option 2: Phone/Text Message

Call or send a text message to the brand-new Access Services Google number at: 360-504-6357

Messages are checked once daily. Allow 1-3 business days response time.

Option 3: Zoom Video Meeting

Access Services staff are available to schedule a video call with you. Please request this service in advance by emailing access@tacomacc.edu or calling: 360-504-6357

A team member will contact you to confirm the appointment.

Zoom video includes a chat box feature for typing. If you do not have a computer or smart phone, there is a phone number provided you can use to “call into” the meeting just like a regular phone call appointment.

What is the Interactive Process?

If you are a student with a disability and think you are in need of accommodations, you must self-identify to Access Services and complete an intake appointment to establish services. The intake appointment is an interactive process allowing for an in-depth conversation between the student and Access Services staff. This confidential appointment includes discussion and verification of the student’s disability, barriers and challenges, and potential accommodations. The student’s unique situation and classes are taken into consideration when determining and approving accommodation services. Sometimes an immediate determination cannot be made during the intake depending on the complexity of the accommodation request. If this is the case, staff will explain next steps to the student, which include gathering more information to assist in reaching a determination. During the interactive intake appointment, the student will receive information about their own responsibilities, next steps and professor communication. 

 

Tools, Resources, and Support

 

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