Student Accessibility Services

Academic accommodations may be provided to students admitted at Central Arizona College who have registered with the Student Accessibility Department and have appropriate documentation of a disability.

  • Students should contact the Student Accessibility Services department.

Cheryl Hernandez, M.A., C.R.C.
Director-Student Accessibility Services
Cheryl.Hernandez@centralaz.edu or StudentAccessibility@centralaz.edu
520-494-5409

  • Email  Documentation of Disability to the department. Documentation should come from a qualified professional and identify the disability and outline the impact on the student’s learning. **It is the student’s responsibility to obtain documentation.  The Student Accessibility Services department does not request information on the student’s behalf.

All documentation will be kept confidential

  • Once documentation is received, the department will schedule a virtual appointment.  Accommodations may be made for students who cannot participate in a virtual meeting.
  • The Student Accessibility Services department will determine the most compatible services, based upon student need, in accordance to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the American’s with Disabilities Act.
  • Services will be documented in a student Accommodation Plan.  This plan can be revised and revisited, based upon student need.

Support is available for students who can document one of the following:

  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Vision, Speech, and/or Hearing Impairments
  • Cognitive, Neurological, and/or Psychological impairments
  • Other medical conditions not listed above that are documented by a qualified professional and present a barrier to the student’s education.
  • Temporary medical conditions

Student Accessibility Services may include, but are not limited to:

  • A quiet testing environment
  • Text-to-speech transcription
  • Adaptive equipment and materials
  • Extended time for testing
  • Electronic recording/Note-Taking Services
  • Referral to and coordination with other appropriate local, state, or federal agencies
  • Sign language interpreters*

*If requesting Sign Language Interpreters or Transcribers for a one time appointment or event, or a semester long class, please fill out the appropriate form below. Also, please read and sign the Procedures for Requesting Interpreters form below. Please email the form to either Cheryl.Hernandez@centralaz.edu or Ricardo.Torres@centralaz.edu

Sign Language Interpreter/Transcriber Request Form

Procedures for Requesting Interpreter/Transcriber