The mission of Blue Ridge Community College Office of Student Accessibility is to provide reasonable accommodations and support for students with disabilities intended to facilitate equal access to postsecondary programs, courses, and college-sponsored events.
Who is eligible for our services?
According to The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, a student with a disability is someone who has a physical or mental impairment; has a history of impairment; or is believed to have a disability that substantially limits a major life activity such as learning, speaking, seeing, hearing, breathing, walking, caring for one’s self, or performing manual tasks. Documentation of a diagnosed disability is required for eligibility to services.
I may have a disability but I have not been diagnosed, how can I get evaluated?
What documents do I need to register with Student Accessibility?
How do I register with Student Accessibility?
1. If you have not already done so, complete a BRCC Admissions Application.
2. Complete and submit the Student Accessibility Intake Form.
If you did not submit documentation on the Intake form, please use the DropSecure link below.
3. Once you have submitted your documentation please allow up to 7 days for review. You will then be contacted by Student Accessibility via email to schedule a one hour appointment and complete the process.
Resources for students who are already registered with Student Accessibility
Request Letters of Accommodation
In order to receive Letters of Accommodation you must fill out the Request for Letters of Accommodation form every semester. Please click on the link below to fill out the form.
Reserve a Room
If you have an accommodation for a separate testing space, a room in The Office of Student Accessibility or the Testing Center must be reserved by the student.
A testing space must be reserved at least two weekdays prior to the test using the Testing Room Reservation Form. If you are eligible and need a live reader or scribe the form should be filled out at least 1 week prior to the test. You will also need to notify your instructor of your testing request at least two weekdays prior to the test.
If you do not notify your instructor and reserve a separate room (and a live reader or scribe if eligible) these accommodations may not be available.