Disability Services at GGC encourages all students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally, by providing equal access to classes and campus life.
Students, faculty and staff may call, email or stop by to schedule an appointment to discuss their individual needs.
Services Offered by Disability Services
- Provide reasonable accommodations that ensure an accessible educational, academic and social environment to students with documented disabilities.
- Advocate for students and teach students to advocate for themselves.
- Educate faculty, staff and students regarding disability related issues.
- Continually evaluate physical accessibility at the college and look at changing conditions that may effect a person’s accommodations.
Common Examples of Disabilities
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Disorder (both hyperactivity and inattentive types)
- Deaf or hard of hearing
- Learning disabilities
- Medical disabilities
- Mental health disorders
- Mobility impairments
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Visual impairments
Common Accommodations Provided
- Extended testing time
- Use of a tape recorder
- Priority registration
- Use of a note-taker
- Readers and scribes
- Use of CCTV for magnification of hard copy materials
- Distraction reduced testing room
- Use of assistive technology
Disability Services provides assistance to GGC students, faculty and staff in compliance with federal mandates regarding individuals with disabilities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Title II of the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 states “Subject to the provisions of this subchapter, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity."