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The Office for Accessibility Resources

Assuring access to educational programming and activities.

Inver Hills recognizes disability as a social identity vital to the diversity of our campus community.

Contact Information

Emily Johnson

accessibilityresources@inverhills.edu
651-450-3241
CC-209
651-450-3677, Attn: Emily Johnson
MN Relay Services, 800-627-3529

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Welcome to the Office for Accessibility Resources

The Office for Accessibility Resources is dedicated to providing access to our diverse student body. We recognize disability as a social identity that is a vital element of our campus community. Furthermore, we are committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all qualified students with disabilities.

In advancing our mission, Accessibility Resources seeks to provide the best accommodations and services possible to qualified students in the following ways:

  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable and sustainable.
  • Arrange academic adjustments and accommodations as mandated under the amended Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Educate and provide consultation to IHCC faculty, staff and administrators to promote awareness and sensitivity toward individuals with disabilities.
  • Provide students with disabilities the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills to effectively advocate for themselves in the university community.

As a student with a diagnosis/condition that may be considered disabling, using accommodations and services at OAR could be a resource that helps break down barriers and insures equal access. In order to be eligible for academic services through OAR, students should provide documentation about their disability and meet with a staff person to discuss their disability and their accommodations. On the basis of documentation and the interview, OAR determines whether students have disabilities, which accommodations are appropriate, and what other resources both on and off campus may be helpful.

We encourage students who think they may qualify for services to make an appointment with OAR. Students should bring whatever documentation they have about their disabilities to their first appointment; however, it is best if students send the documentation in prior to the appointment so the OAR staff person is prepared for the meeting. If students do not have documentation, but think they may qualify, they should still make an appointment with OAR. OAR can direct students on what types of documentation would help us determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

Location

Learning Center in Library Building

Hours

Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Our Staff

Randi Goettl

Randi Goettl
Director of Accessibility Resources

rgoettl@inverhills.edu
651-450-3884
L207


Joan Marchio
Accessibility Resources Support Staff

JMarchio@inverhills.edu
651-450-3647
L210


Testing Center

testingcenter@inverhills.edu
651-450-3650
CC290


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