Empowering students with disabilities to enable equal access to an education at Joliet Junior College
Disability Services is the office designated by the college to support students with disabilities under Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Disability Services arranges accommodations for eligible students, and assists college administration, faculty, and staff to provide required accommodations.
Students who are eligible for accommodations through Disability Services must first provide the necessary documentation of their disability. An Intake appointment will be scheduled once the documentation is approved. See our Documentation page to ensure the documentation requirements are met. Please see our Prospective Students page for clarification of the intake process and to access the Request to Review Documentation form (please use Internet Explorer as your web browser).
Disability Services values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation by providing an accessible experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members.
Eligibility for Disability Services
To be eligible for accommodations, students must register with Disability Services and provide documentation of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Disability is defined as:
- A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as walking, standing, seeing, speaking, hearing, sitting, breathing, reading, learning, thinking, performing manual tasks, or taking care of oneself.
- Has a record of such impairment or is perceived as having such impairment.