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Disability Services

Goodwill Technical College strives to make available to all students the opportunity for an excellent and rewarding education. Therefore, in accordance with the requirements of the titles of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 50 4 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992, Technical Goodwill College will not exclude or discriminate against any individual with a disability from the full attainment and access to postsecondary education, and equal enjoyment of its services and facilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability, and will provide reasonable accommodations in its policies, practices, or procedures when such modifications are necessary to afford its services and facilities to individuals with disabilities, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of its services or impose and undue financial or administrative burden.

Eligibility Requirements for Accommodations

  • A person is eligible for accommodations if he/she is considered a person with a disability, has identified his/herself to the college through the Office of Student Affairs and has presented appropriate documentation regarding the disability to the college as required.
  • Students must complete the GTC application for admission.
  • Complete online student orientation. 
  • Schedule a placement test. If accommodations are needed, please submit documentation prior to testing. The form can be found under the forms tab.
  • Consult with Student Affairs regarding disability documentation and accommodations.
  • Complete an accommodations request form every semester.

ADA Policy

Student Resources

GTC provides accommodations to students who meet the Eligibility Requirements for Accommodations. To receive accommodations, students are responsible for following the procedures as published in the College Catalog. 

GTC facilities accommodations, discourse, and engagement to promote an accessible learning environment. Students interested in accommodations should complete the necessary form(s) and submit the prior medical documentation include letters and/or reports from a licensed professional that includes a diagnosis, discussion of limitations, and the recommended accommodations for the stated disability. Students may elect to complete the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form only if he or she wishes to share their documentation and records.

Disability Laws of Higher Education 

Students with disabilities are entitled by laws to equal access to a post-secondary education. 

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a federal civil rights statue that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. There are four sections of the law: employment, government, public accommodations, and telecommunications. The ADA (Pubic Law No. 101-336). provides additional protection for persons with disabilities in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The ADA is designed to remove barriers, which prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from enjoying the same opportunities that are available to persons without disabilities.

Post-secondary institutions are covered in many ways under the ADA. Employment is addressed by Title I, transportation (public services) is addressed in Title II, public accommodations and services are addressed in Title III (Private clubs and religious organizations are exempt), Telecommunications is addressed in Title IV, and miscellaneous items are addressed under Title V. 

The Americans with Disabilities Amendment of 2008 (ADAA)

The ADA Amendment Act of 2008 (Public Law No. 110-325, ADAA) is an Act of Congress, effective January 1, 2009, that amended the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and other disability nondiscrimination laws at the Federal level of the United States.

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