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Getting Started

Students requesting accommodations and/or services must submit documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and ADR's own guidelines. The Office of Access and Disability Resources (ADR) on each campus can assist students in requesting services. ADR Specialists will

  • interview each student
  • review the available documentation
  • determine eligibility for ADR services at Pima Community College. 

Once it's determined you are eligible for ADR services at Pima, the ADR Specialist will work with you to identify appropriate accommodations.  Accommodations must be requested every semester for each class in which you need them - remember to request them early as accommodations are not retroactive.

To get started:

  • contact the Office of Access and Disability Services (ADR) office to schedule an appointment
  • provide Proof of Disability
  • attend an intake interview with the ADR specialist
  • work with the ADR Specialist to develop a service plan
  • review service policies
  • if needed, have an assistive technology evaluation.

Timeline for Service Requests

Type of Service Lead Time Required
Interpreting, Speech-to-Text transcription for scheduled classes Request immediately upon registration.  Due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee availability of interpreters/transcribers for requests made less than 4 weeks prior to the start of a class.
Interpreting, Speech-to-Text for special requests At least 5 working days prior to the date needed
Alternative Format (Textbooks):
   Electronic-text (E-text)
   Braille*
   Tactile graphics
Request immediately upon registration.  Due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee availability of files for requests made less than 6 weeks prior to the start of a class.

*Textbooks in Braille may take up to 6 months to obtain and, if possible, should be discussed with a DSR Specialist during the semester prior to the academic semester for which the text will be required.
Alternative Format (non-Textbook) At least 10 working days prior to the date needed
Video Captioning At least 8 weeks prior to the date needed
In-Class Assistant At least 3 weeks prior to the start of the class
Tables, chairs At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class

To Cancel Services

To cancel services, you must contact the appropriate campus ADR office and give the

  • name of the service provider
  • requested service
  • course
  • time of the class or session that is being canceled.

Interpreting services or real-time transcription services must be canceled through the West Campus ADR office.

If calling an ADR office after business hours, leave a message.  The voice mail system will log the time and date of the call. 

Provide notice of cancellation of services by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the requested service. If possible, provide 24-hour notice of cancellation.