Accommodations for students with a documented disability
will vary depending on the type of disability and the kinds of assistance
that have benefited the student in the past. The final determination
of reasonable and appropriate accommodations will be determined by
How do I receive accommodations?
The following steps must be completed in order to receive services from the Disability
- must be officially admitted and enrolled at Cowley
- contact the Disability Services Office to schedule
an interview and intake with the DSC and complete the Request
for Service form
- provide objective and appropriately documented evidence. Release
of Information form may be used by student
to request documentation from special education cooperatives,
doctors, mental health professionals, etc.
- participate in the intake session and provide input
regarding accommodation needs to the DSC
- participate in the development of an individualized
plan of accommodations for each course. A new individualized
plan must be completed prior to each semester
- utilize the accommodations provided to enhance learning
opportunities and inform the DSC if accommodations need to be modified
Possible accommodations available:
- Alternate text format (books on CD)
- Note takers
- Tape recording lectures
- Sign Language Interpreters (deaf or hard of hearing)
- Extended test time
- Alternate test environment
- Tests read to student
- Assistive technology (Premier Assistive Technology
and Dragon Naturally Speaking software programs)
- Mobility guides
- Other accommodations that are reasonable and appropriate
Whether a student is mobility impaired, hearing impaired or sight impaired, Cowley College's main campus in Arkansas City and Academic Centers in Winfield and Mulvan are inclusive, friendly environments.
The college makes every effort to ensure that special needs students can benefit from a rich academic environment and enjoy diverse student activities.
The main campus is very easy to navigate. It is a small campus that has pathways throughout the campus that are designed to accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Ample handicapped parking and curb ramps ensure that commuting students have easy and close access to most buildings.
The multi-floor buildings have elevators or alternative ramp access. Bathrooms are handicapped accessible.
Wheelchair seating in available in sports and entertainment areas.
View our Building Accessibility Standards Map.