Student Accessibility Services

Our mission is to empower DACC students in removing academic and personal barriers by providing a supportive educational environment to ensure full access and participation.


Students Served

Disabilities of students served by the SAS are classified into the following categories:

  • Learning Disabilities – a neurological impairment, resulting in below-average functioning in some academic areas with average to above-average functioning in other areas.
  • Attention Deficit Disorder – a neurological impairment resulting in an inability to focus attention on one stimulus. Characterized by an inability to focus and concentrate for long periods.
  • Sensory – a reduction in the ability to see or hear.
  • Health Disabilities – a wide range of disabilities that result from medical conditions. These include lupus, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, respiratory problems, etc.
  • Non-Ambulatory – because of the nature of the disability, a wheelchair or scooter is used for mobility.
  • Psychological – a disability characterized by a reduction in appropriate thinking or social behavior.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury – neurological impairment resulting in loss of cognitive, psychological and physical functioning.


SAS Purpose

  • Assistance in obtaining appropriate documentation.
  • Determination of reasonable academic accommodations.
  • Provision of adaptive equipment.
  • Advocacy with faculty members.
  • Resolution of problems of physical accessibility.


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 1973

The Federal Rehabilitation Act is a Civil Rights statute designed to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 1990

The ADA expanded opportunities for people with disabilities. It also placed disability under Civil Rights protections.

Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA), 2008

The ADAA covers rights associated with ticket purchases, services animals, personal mobility devices, among other disability-related regulations.

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