We are delighted you are going to attend Richmond Community College! Whether your goal is to take one course or to complete an associate degree, our mission is to help you succeed. Let our Student Services Department be your guide to all the services available to you. The Disability Services Coordinator is here to help you if you have a disability.
If you require accommodations for the ACCUPLACER assessment, please contact Debbie Spurlin, Disability Services Coordinator, located in Student Services prior to your testing date. In some cases, documentation of your disability may be requested.
Disability Law & RCC Policy
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . .”
Title II, Subpart B, §35.130 of the Americans with Disabilities Act states: “No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity.”
RCC recognizes a “qualified individual with a disability” as one who meets the federal definition of disabled. A person with a disability is defined under Title II as any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual; has a record of such an impairment; or has been regarded as having such an impairment. Major life activities include the ability to care for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.
RCC is committed to providing support and services to students with disabilities to help them obtain a quality education and to reach their goals. Accommodations are provided, as necessary, to help the student participate in and benefit from the programs and activities enjoyed by all.
Disability Services Handbook