COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS)
ACCESS (for students with disabilities) is a program that provides support services, specialized instruction, and
educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably
from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. An Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is developed for
each student which links student’s goals, curriculum program, and academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services
and/or instruction to his/her disability related educational limitation.
The specific disability must be verified, and there must be an educational limitation that precludes the
student from fully participating in general education without additional specialized services. This
documentation must be in the student’s file and must include the name and address of the professional
and/or agency verifying the disability.
Examples of Qualifying Disabilities
Note: This list does not contain all disabilities – if unsure, please list the disability and the ACCESS Coordinator will make final
determination of eligibility for educational purposes.
Temporary Health Conditions
Examples of services available through DSPS that are over and above those regularly offered by the college would
be test-taking facilitation, assessment for learning disabilities, specialized counseling, interpreter services for
hearing-impaired or deaf students, mobility assistance, note taker services, reader services, transcription services,
specialized tutoring, access to adaptive equipment, job development/placement, registration assistance, special
parking and specialized instruction.
The Vocational Education Act identifies the following additional “disability” conditions for services to
students enrolled in eligible vocational programs:
Seriously emotionally disturbed, including mental or psychological impairments or chemical dependency.