Disability Services

Student Services Center, SSC L131
Phone: 860-512-3590
Fax: 860-512-3591

Are you a student with a disability? We can help!

If you have a physical or psychological disability:

Contact Joseph Navarra, Counselor, at 860-512-3592. Joe will meet with you to review supporting documentation of your disability and determine the type of accommmodations that MCC will provide.

If you have a learning disability or ADD/ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Contact Gail Stanton, Learning Disabilities Specialist, at 860-512-3597 or Joan Kantor, Counselor/Learning Disabilities Specialist, at 860-512-3595. Gail or Joan will meet with you to review supporting documentation of your learning disability and determine the type of academic accommodations that MCC will provide.

If you are seeking testing accommodations:

Contact Georgette E. Hyman, Testing Administrator, at 860-512-3594 after you have completed a consultation with Joseph Navarra, Gail Stanton or Joan Kantor and submitted a completed Testing Adjustment Request Form, which is available in SSC L131. Requests must be made at least one week in advance.

If you need assistive technology or E-Books:

Contact Daryn Kjellquist, Assistive Technology Specialist, at 860-512-3594 or dkjellquist@manchestercc.edu. He is available to provide training to students with disabilities in the college's Assistive Technology Lab (L131) on how to use our computer-based assistive technology. He also provides textbooks in an electronic format (E-Books) to students who qualify.

Assistive techology may assist with both specific and non-specific disabilities. We have computer programs that magnify for students who have low visison, programs that read text books, auditory enhancement equipment, computer programs that allow students to dictate thus minimizing keystrokes, and software to assist students with thought organization and brainstorming.

Please note: You may also schedule an appointment to discuss disability services in the Advising and Counseling Center, SSC L108, or by calling the center at 860-512-3320.


Mission Statement

Manchester Community College is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at MCC are designed to help you develop strategies that will help you succeed in college. Our services will help remove obstacles to the learning process that are related to your disability. Ultimately, our aim is to provide you with the same opportunity to learn as any other student on campus.


Assistive Technology and Software

The following assistive technology is currently available:

FM System: For students with a hearing impairment; this device enables the student to hear what the professor is saying.

Alpha Smart: For students who have issues writing notes and do not have a laptop.

Franklin Spelling Ace: For students with difficulty spelling.

Kindle Touch Loan Program: For students with specific physical limitations and/or a qualifying disability. Quantity is limited.

The following software is currently available:

Dragon Naturally Speaking: For students with fine motor skills impairment; this software has speech-to-text abilities.

Kuzweil: For students with reading disabilities; this software presents textbooks in both visual and auditory formats.

Read Write Gold: For students with reading disabilities; this software presents textbooks in both visual and auditory formats.

Jaws: For students who are blind/or have low vision; this software verbalizes actions on the computer screen.

Magic: For students with visual impairments; this software magnifies the computer screen.

Co-Writer: For students who need help with organizing their thoughts; this software saves the user keystrokes when typing and helps with brainstorming.

Inspiration: This software is a visual writing organizer.

Scanning/Document Enlargement: This software is available for students with low vision or students using Kurzweil.


Contact Information

Mail:
Disability Services
Great Path, MS #8
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045
Phone:
860-512-3590
Fax:
860-512-3591

Last Update: September 08 2014
For additional information, contact Georgette Hyman.