Services for Students with Disabilities

Lakeshore Technical College provides learning support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Learning Support Services staff assists students by providing instructional support and accommodations for students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, speech/language impairments and DVR clients. Learning Support Services staff is available to meet with students prior to entry into programs or classes.

Transition Services

Services are available to students with disabilities who are transitioning from high school and/or the community to Lakeshore Technical College. Transition staff assists students in preparing for admission to the College by providing:

  • Classroom presentations and one-on-one meetings in area high schools
  • Career exploration and interest assessments to aid in educational and career decisions
  • Tours of Lakeshore Technical College to learn more about our programs and services

For more information on Transition Services contact:
Kaitlyn Bresser at: kaitlyn.

Disability/Accommodation Services

The mission of the Student Disability/Accommodation Services is to be an active partner with students, faculty and staff in creating an accessible learning environment where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of Lakeshore Technical College programs, services, and activities. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (42 U.S.C & 12101. et seq), the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, and Section 504(e) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C & 794), prohibits discrimination of persons because of their disability.

A student requesting reasonable accommodation is required to:

  • Submit an Accommodation Request Form to Disability/Accommodation Services, requesting accommodations.
  • Submit documentation of the stated disability. This documentation must identify the disability for which accommodation is requested, and substantiate that the need for accommodation is related to the disability. In general, documentation should not be more than five (5) years old.
    • Documentation may include, and is not limited to:
      • Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
      • Psychological Evaluation
      • Medical Records

Accommodations are outcome neutral, and are not intended to provide any advantage or guarantee of success in a course or program. Some examples of a reasonable accommodation may include, and is not limited to:

  • Advocacy and liaison with faculty
  • Note-taking assistance, or recorded lecture
  • Extended time for exams and quizzes
  • Separate testing room, less distracting environment
  • Reader for testing
  • Scribe for testing
  • Textbooks in alternative formats i.e. eTexts, audio, enlarged print, Braille
  • Preferential seating
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Captioning

If you have any questions about receiving accommodations, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Disability/Accommodation Services Office at 920.693.1222.

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