Disability Services

Disability Services

The mission of Office of Disability Services is to work closely with students and instructors to accommodate and facilitate equal access to students with disabilities according to federal law, and to provide outstanding support that is designed to assist and empower all students to be successful in their academic and personal development.

  • to assist student in accessing and using academic accommodations;
  • to equip student with the technical resources that help them reach their educational goals;
  • to foster an environment that encourages personal and academic growth and encourages self-advocacy; and
  • to provide resources regarding disabilities for students, faculty, and staff.

Students should contact their instructors and the Office of Disability Services to make them aware of special learning needs.

Support services are provided to accommodate the needs of individuals according to their disability reasonably.

The Request for Services provides a student the opportunity to inform ODS staff with information regarding disability, its impact, educational and academic concerns, and what accommodations are being requested. View the Request for Services form to complete.

The Verification of Disability form can be taken to your medical professional for completion. For more details regarding documentation, please see the Documentation Guidelines for more details.

The Office of Disabilities Services will follow a timeline that allows for ten (10) business days (from the date both the Request for Services form and the disability documentation are received) to review all submitted information after which, you will be contacted to discuss the requested accommodations. 

Academic accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. It is the student’s responsibility to consider their individual needs and to request the academic adjustments that will support them. It is up to ODS staff to determine if these requests are reasonable based on the disability, its impact on learning and the course and program in which the student is enrolled. ODS staff also works with students to determine if the accommodations are effective and adjust as necessary within the law. Some of the most requested academic adjustments; this list is not exhaustive.

  • Accessible classroom/location/furniture
  • Priority Registration
  • Testing accommodations
  • Notetakers
  • Recording lecture
  • Alternate format materials
  • Sign language interpreting services
  • Assistive technology

Go to the Accommodations document for full details regarding the matter of accommodating. 

Be sure to review the Disability Services Handbook for details related to the Office of Disability Services.

Sherry Kinzler
Coordinator of Disability Services

Office: KCC Room L20F
TTY within Illinois: 711
TTY outside Illinois: 800-526-0844

​KCC shall provide that no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity engaged in by the college as required by Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with disability Act of 1990.