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- What services does CAR provide?
- What can I expect when I come to college after high school?
- How do I request my accommodations?
- Why would another student get different accommodations than me?
- Can disability accommodations be added to my Letter of Accommodation later?
- Does Lane do diagnostic testing?
- Is there a cost for accommodations?
- Does the Center for Accessible Resources assist students in getting to class?
- Can a family member be my notetaker?
- What if I qualified for extended test time, and didn't get it?
- I'm having difficulties contacting and/or communicating with my instructor. What should I do?
- Does LCC offer residential accommodations?
- Does LCC offer assistance for campus events, such as graduation?
- How do I make a formal or informal complaint about a faculty member or a CAR staff member?
- Where can I find Lane's Required Accessibility Statements?
- What should I do if I'm having trouble with audio tags on my digital texts?
- How do I find accessible features on campus?
The Center for Accessible Resources (CAR) provides academic accommodations and tools for students, faculty and staff. We strive to educate and increase awareness of disability issues. We work with students with disabilities to figure out what accommodations or adjustments will be useful to improve access to the learning environment, for both credit and noncredit classes. We also assist students in developing learning strategies that can be used while attending college.
For more information on how to get set up with CAR, see our Application Process page.
Students will find a number of differences between high school and college, including:
- Students will need to seek out appropriate resources on campus, such as academic advising, tutoring centers, and the Center for Accessible Resources (CAR).
- Students will need to give their consent to the college for instructors or staff to speak to their parents.
- Unlike high school, college homework is not modified. We encourage students with disabilities to visit CAR early in the term and put accommodations in place for their classes.
- Students are responsible for discussing accommodation needs with their instructors, and CAR encourages students to develop self-advocacy skills.
Go to CAR's Transition Planning for High School Students with Disabilities page for more information.
Once you are set up with the Center for Accessible Resources (CAR), you can request your accommodations online for classes each term. Please see our Requesting Accommodations page.
Contact CAR if assistance is needed.
The Center for Accessible Resources (CAR) works with each student individually to determine which accommodations are most useful—there are differences from student to student.
Adjustments in academic accommodations are common as the effects of disabilities may ebb and flow and because classes and learning environments change. Contact your CAR accommodation specialist to discuss any accommodations changes you may need to your Letter of Accommodation.
Lane does not conduct any diagnostic testing, but we can give you a list of resources in the community who do. The list is informational, not an endorsement of any particular tester.
No. Students do not pay for disability accommodations.
CAR can assist students in identifying the most efficient routes around campus. Students needing personal assistance (i.e. pushed in a wheelchair) will need to make their own arrangements. In some situations, distance learning may be a good option.
Most likely, no. Students generally work with class peers who volunteer as notetakers.
Please contact the Center for Accessible Resource office immediately if you have concerns about your accommodations.
Establish communication with your instructor at the beginning of the term.
If you are not able to contact them, speak directly to your instructor at the beginning or end of class or during an office hour to ask for suggestions. If this is an online class, speak with someone in the appropriate department for further suggestions.
We encourage you to communicate directly with your instructor about any issues that arise. You may also come to the Center for Accessible Resources (CAR) to meet with your CAR accommodation specialist in order to discuss strategies. If necessary, your CAR accommodation specialist can help facilitate a meeting between you and your instructor.
Please visit the Titan Court website for more information.
If accommodations are needed to facilitate full participation in a Lane Community College event contact the Center for Accessible Resources at least one week in advance at (541) 463-5150 or AccessibleResources@lanecc.edu.
When students and faculty members disagree about any part of the service providing process, students should immediately contact their CAR accommodation specialist. If needed, students can visit CAR's Grievances page for information on informal and formal complaint processes. Students do not have to file an informal complaint before they file a formal complaint.
Required event, syllabus, and publication accessibility statements can be found on the COPPS article titled Disabilities: Accessibility Statements for Students and Community.
Here's a video tutorial on LCC's interactive map: