Accommodations and Eligibility

Scottsdale Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the American with Disabilities Act Amendment of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Accommodations are established to provide opportunities for academic success and equal opportunity for students with disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge. SCC is not obligated to provide an accommodation that requires a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of a program.

Accommodations are determined by the submitted documentation and provided on a course by course basis. Some of the accommodations and support services offered to our qualified students are:

  • Testing accommodations appropriate for the disability
  • Note takers
  • Interpreters
  • Adaptive equipment such as print enlarger, assistive listening devices, computer software, and voice recognition
  • Textbooks in alternative format
  • Temporary accommodations for temporary impairments

General Eligibility Requirements: Each applicant with a disability must be enrolled as an MCCCD student and must provide Disability Resources and Services (DRS) with required documentation verifying the nature and extent of the disability prior to receiving any accommodation. The DRS Director/Program Advisor is responsible for evaluating documentation and determining accommodation eligibility. For more information on documentation, click the documentation link.