Reasonable Accommodations

Tulsa Community will partner with students to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability unless such accommodation would pose an undue hardship, would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of the TCC activity, program or service or in undue financial or administrative burdens. The term "reasonable accommodation" is used in its general sense in this policy to apply to students and visitors.

Reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Academic Advisement
  • Counseling Adaptive Computer Learning Center
  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Format Books
  • Alternative Testing
  • Assistive Technology and Training
  • Developmental Courses
  • E-mail Usage
  • Equipment
  • Faculty Notification
  • Interpreter and Speech to Text Captioning Services
  • Note-Taking Services
  • Reader Services
  • Special Classroom Seating
  • Speech to Text Captioning
  • Tutor Referrals
  • Workshops

Disability Resources, unless otherwise provided, is the central point-of-contact to receive all requests for reasonable accommodations and to receive all documentation required to determine disability status under law. Recommendations for accommodations will be made by Disability Resources.  

Students who have complaints alleging discrimination based upon a disability may file them with Disability Resources accordance with prevailing College student complaint/grievance procedures.

Federal Regulations

Tulsa Community College partners with students with disabilities to provide academic support resources as defined by federal regulation. A qualified person with a disability means:

…an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication, or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.
(Public Law 101-336, Section 201)

The federal definition of a disability includes a person who:

(i) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such a person’s major life activities;
(ii) has a record of such impairment, or
(iii) is regarded as having such impairment.
(Public Law 101-336, Section 3)