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Academic Accommodations & Disability Services

Academic accommodations are modifications to academic requirements or procedures that are necessary to ensure that qualified students with disabilities receive equal access to education. These modifications should not alter the academic integrity of the course.

Each student is unique, and services will depend on individual needs to equally participate in the classroom setting. For complete details on Disability Services at Three Rivers College, please read the Disability Services Manual. Examples of available services include:

  • Entry advising
  • Enrollment assistance
  • Alternate media (books on tape, e-text, etc.)
  • Assistive software and technology such as voice recognition software, text magnifier, computers, scanners, assistive listening equipment, etc.
  • Priority registration
  • Resource referral
  • Note takers
  • Scribes
  • Readers
  • Alternate testing format

How to Request Services

Please plan ahead, as some accommodations can take up to six weeks to process.

  • Download the Request for Disability Accommodations packet.
  • Complete applications and forms and gather required documentation.
  • Make an appointment with the Disability Services Advisor, via email or by calling 573-840-9608, ext 3738.
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For New Students

Early planning helps to ensure accommodations are in place when classes begin, especially if you have questions about what documentation is required for eligibility purposes. Written documentation which supports your disability will need to be provided in addition to the ODS Accommodation Request Form.

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For Returning Students

Once accepted as a qualified person with a disability, you will not need to reapply for services. Students will request the academic accommodations they would like to utilize each semester and should periodically review their accommodations to ensure they still meet their academic needs. If you would like to discuss revisions to your current accommodations, please contact us. If there is a change in your diagnosis, you will need to provide additional supporting documentation.

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Americans With Disabilities Act

Three Rivers College provides accommodations through the Office of Disability Services (ODS) according to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act to ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of a disability.

“No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such a disability, be excluded from the participation in, or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity.”
– Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 (Section 202)

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2080 Three Rivers Blvd., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
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