Academic Support

Disability Services

Available Accommodations for Students at Cowley College

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 the DSC.

How do I receive accommodations?

The following steps must be completed in order to receive services from the Disability Services Program:

The student…

  • must be officially admitted and enrolled at Cowley College
  • 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:

  • Text in Alternate format
  • 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

Facilities Accessibility

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 Mulvane 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.