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Services to Students with Disabilities

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is invested in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Disability Services Office at the College ensures that the programs and facilities of the College are accessible to all students. The College focuses on the student as an individual and works toward equal opportunity, full integration into the campus environment, physical accessibility and the provision of reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and services to students.

Student with disabilities who require the services of interpreters, readers, note-takers, or need other reasonable accommodations should request these services from the Disability Services Office since federal law prohibits the College from making pre-admission inquiries about disabilities. This office is located in the Counseling Center in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center. In order to accommodate each disabled student’s needs and to provide the necessary support services, professional documentation of a disability or disabilities must be furnished to the Disability Services Office. Information provided by students is voluntary and appropriate confidentiality is maintained. For detailed information, refer to supportservices@abtech.edu.

Students who need assistance for academic services should call the Office of Disability Services at 828-398-7581. Services are designed and developed on an individual-needs basis, and students may elect to use any or all of the services appropriate to their needs at no charge.

An appointment with the Disability Services staff is recommended in order to discuss any special concerns. Students who are not satisfied with the decisions of this office may utilize the College’s Student Appeals Policy.

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