Student Handbook Chapter 2 - Center for Accessible Resources Overview

Student Handbook Chapter 2 - Center for Accessible Resources Overview

The Center for Accessible Resources (CAR) is a resource for students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of improving access to the learning environment.

Lane Community College and CAR promotes and supports admissions and participation in all college programs/majors, and makes available accommodations to provide equal access to all qualified (meets the academic and technical standards requisite to admission) students. CAR removes barriers to participation and provides provision of auxiliary aides and services unless doing so would result in a substantial change in an essential element of the curriculum/learning outcome.

CAR works with students to set up academic accommodations for classes, brainstorm learning strategies, and provide disability-related advising. There are a variety of academic accommodations that students might use, including extra time on tests, reduced distraction testing, note-taking assistance, use of alternate format textbooks, etc.

CAR collaborates with each student to tailor the process of receiving accommodations and identify which accommodations will be most useful in response to their individual needs. Reasonable and appropriate accommodations are provided for all areas of the learning environment including (but not limited to) credit and noncredit classes, Cooperative Education placements, and clinicals.

It is a student’s right not to disclose if they have a disability or use accommodations. Accommodations will not be given retroactively. This means accommodations do not apply to assignments or exams that took place prior to the accommodation request. 

All students are encouraged to take steps to ensure accommodations are in place for future assignments or activities by completing the following process to become eligible for academic accommodations.