West Georgia Technical College provides equal educational opportunities to prospective and current students who meet the disability criteria of the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and the 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Assistance is available for individuals who present with a temporary or permanent physical or psychological disability or with a learning disorder; including attention deficit disorder, acquired brain injury or autism. To receive services, an individual must provide recent documentation from a qualified professional which is compliant with the West Georgia Technical College documentation requirements for classroom accommodations. Documentation must clearly indicate the presence of a physical, psychological or learning disorder with a listing of recommended accommodations.
A person with a disability is any person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities including walking, talking, seeing, hearing, breathing, learning and working
- Has a record of such impairment
- Is regarded as having such impairment
A person must meet the academic and technical standards required for admission to participate in a program of study with or without reasonable accommodations.
For all types of disabilities, certain accommodations are provided in order to offset as much as possible the effect the disability may have on learning, class performance and testing. Depending on the student’s documentation and a personal interview, these accommodations are determined and developed on a case-by-case basis by the Accessibility Services Coordinator.
Sign language interpretive services are offered via remote interpreting. Other forms of interpretive services are offered on a case-by-case basis. The college will provide effective communication for all students.
Service animals (dogs or miniature horses) are allowed in the classroom and all areas of the college, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA does not mandate the allowance of Emotional Support Animals (ESA) and pets on college campuses where campus housing is not available.
To establish eligibility, a prospective or current student must request services by contacting the Accessibility Services Coordinator to ensure timely services.
- Provide appropriate documentation based on criteria set forth by WGTC. Request for these requirements can be forwarded to the Accessibility Services Coordinator.
- Generally, an IEP and 504 plan is not sufficient for college courses. Services are implemented temporarily for one semester, if approved for services.
- Provide recommendations for classroom accommodations.
Please allow 7 business days for the scheduling of the initial intake interview and 7 business days to arrange a sign language interpreter.
If a student has never been evaluated to establish eligibility for a disability, or is in need of a current evaluation, the Accessibility Services Coordinator may refer the student to the appropriate resource agency at the expense of the student.
Requesting Services or For More Information:
Learn more about Students With Disabilities.
If you have any other questions or wish to request services, please contact:
Zelma-Celeste Jones, MS
Accessibility Services Coordinator
West Georgia Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco, GA 30182
Office phone: (770) 824-5241
Fax: (678) 821-3768
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