- Academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services or accommodations-modifications to programs, policies, practices and procedures that enable qualified
students with a disability an equal opportunity to access college programs and services.
- Student- a person who has been accepted at Wenatchee Valley College.
- Qualified student- one who, with or without academic adjustment and auxiliary aids and services, meets
the academic and technical standards required for admission to, participation in and/or
fulfilling the essential requirements of college programs or activities.
- Qualified student with a disability- the same as above, who has self-identified and provided appropriate documentation
of his/her disability to the student access office at Wenatchee Valley College.
- Student with a disability- a student who (1) has a physical, mental or sensory impairment that substantially
limits one or more of his/her major life activities; (2) has a record of such an impairment;
(3) is perceived to have such an impairment; or(4) has an abnormal condition that
is medically diagnosable.
- Undue burden- significant difficulty or expense.
- Fundamental alteration- a modification that is so significant that it alters the essential nature of the
facilities, privileges, advantages, or programs and services offered.
- Program accessibility- all programs, when viewed in their entirety, are accessible to persons with a disability.
- Core Services- those services listed in Washington State Laws of 1994, Chapter 105, that are necessary
to ensure students with disabilities are accommodated at college.
- Accommodation form- the Teacher Correspondence Form that the student access coordinator fills out each
quarter for each class that the student is taking. This form will be emailed to your
instructors to inform them of the accommodations the students have requested for that
quarter. Students must make contact with the student access coordinator by phone or
by email as soon as they have registered for each new quarter to confirm need for
- Disability Verification Form- a yellow form that the student access coordinator may require you to give to a psychiatrist/psychologist
or diagnosing physician to complete and send back for documentation of disabilities.
- Release of Information form- a pink form that the student access coordinator will read and check off the appropriate
boxes for student release of information at the time of intake with the student access
- IEP (Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan)- paperwork that may be requested of the student by the student access coordinator, if he/she had an IEP or 504 plan in high school. The required testing results and documentation are usually attached.