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Disability Services

Disability Services is an umbrella for many services available at Camden County College including the Office of Disability Services, Program for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Garden State Pathways.

The Office of Disability Services provides academic support to students who have documented disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as any physical, or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning or working.

The Disability Services Office promotes access to and excellence in the educational opportunities for students with disabilities at Camden County College. The Disability Services Office strives to create an environment that recognizes differences and builds self-advocacy and independence. Students who may be eligible for services must self-identify to the Disability Services Office.

Services Provided

Academic Advisement/Coaching-students are encouraged to meet with the Disability Services Staff to discuss appropriate academic course work for both degree/certificate requirements.

Academic Accommodations may include peer note-takers, recording lectures, readers and or scribes, alternative textbooks, extended time for assessments, distraction reduced testing environment.

To Register with the Office of Disability Services

  1. Schedule an appointment by calling 856-227-7200, ext. 4430
  2. Complete the Student Registration Intake Form
  3. Bring in the required current and comprehensive documentation

DSO Student Handbook

Contact

For any questions or concerns please contact
Taryn Burkholder, Director
Taft Hall, Office 311 Blackwood Campus
disabilityservices@camdencc.edu
(856) 227-7200 ext. 4430

Contact Disability Services

Additional Information

EXTENDED TIME (50%) FOR TIMED IN CLASS/ONLINE TESTS, EXAMS AND QUIZZES

The student is given time and a half to complete their exam. If the class is given an hour (60 minutes) to take an exam, the approved student will have time (60 minutes) and a half (30 minutes) as their testing time period (90 minutes).

NOTETAKING - RECORDING DEVICE ONLY

The student is approved to record the professor’s lectures, regardless of the policy in the classroom on lecture recording. Students may use their own cell phone or recording device.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR NOTETAKING

The student is allowed to utilize a laptop or tablet to take notes in class, regardless of the policy on technology in class.

DISTRACTION FREE TESTING

The student must speak with their instructors prior to any exams on their testing preference. If the student would like to take the test in the Testing Center (Second Floor of the Library) or in the Disability Room (Second Floor of the Library), the instructor, testing center and/or the DSO must be given one week notice to prepare. If the student prefers the Library, please contact the Testing Center to complete the necessary paperwork and leave the test with the Testing Center Staff with instructions. If the student prefers to use the DS Room, the student & instructor must contact Taryn Burkholder at tburkholder@camdencc.edu one week in advance.

USE OF A READER FOR TESTS, EXAMS OR QUIZZES

The Disability Services Office will have a staff member or a proctor read verbatim the exam question to the student. They will not assist the student in any way to answer the question, but only read the question to them.

USE OF A SCRIBE

The Disability Services office will have a staff member or a proctor write down verbatim what the student with the disability says.

Transfer students need copies of the paperwork submitted to the Disability Services Office of the transferring institution to include; any disability documentation submitted to the school, accommodation letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcript.

Someone with a disability who was never classified needs documentation that meets the criteria detailed in the documentation request.

For any appointments, please call (856) 227-7200 ext. 4430 or you can email disabilityservices@camdencc.edu

Read our Americans with Disabilities Policy (Policy 223)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)