Accommodation Process

  1. Complete the standard AB Tech application form and return it to the Admissions Office.
  2. Students may be referred to the Disability Services Office by high school counselors/officials, community agencies, parents, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College faculty or staff, or they may self-refer.
  3. If a student chooses to receive services from the Disability Services Office, they are asked to:
    1. Fill out a Request for Services Form
    2. Provide documentation of their disability, i.e. a psycho-educational evaluation, diagnostic records from service providers such as Services for the Blind, Vocational Rehabilitation, School for the Deaf, or appropriate records from your physician. The disclosure of this information is voluntary and is not used for admission purposes.
  4. Students need to call the Disability Services Office at 828-254-1921, ext. 141, ext 7587, or ext. 7581 to set up testing with accommodations if this is needed. Students with documented learning disabilities, impaired vision or hearing, or other physical disabilities may benefit from this accommodation. Testing accommodations may include extended time, test on tape, test in large print format or services of a sign language interpreter. The accommodation is based on the specific needs of the individual.
  5. Once a Request for Services form and documentation are received, the student and the Disability Services Coordinator/Specialist will meet to determine necessary accommodations and to initiate their academic program.
  6. The Disability Services staff prepares the "Accommodation Checklist" or "purple sheet" for the student's faculty members each semester outlining accommodations to which the student is entitled.
  7. Student must pick up this accommodations letter from the Disability Services office in the K. Ray Bailey Student Services Center and deliver to instructors.
  8. The Disability Services staff is available for faculty consultation and meetings with students and faculty upon request.