Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center
Student Disability Services (SDS) is now the Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center!
AALC works collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to ensure that appropriate accommodations, services, resources and referrals are made that provide equity both inside and outside of the classroom. We believe the ultimate indicator of our success is when students with disabilities can access their environments as seamlessly as do non-disabled students. We believe that creating and maintaining equitable and inclusive learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community.
NCF is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for all students. Students who have disabilities are offered a variety of reasonable accommodations in order to have complete access to all academic programs. This is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and other relevant state and federal legislation policies.
AALC leads the campus community in its commitments to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity, to embrace access as a matter of social justice and to design more welcoming and inclusive environments. AALC encourages the development of independence and self-advocacy skills while supporting the learning experience by providing the institution with resources, education and direct services.
Information for Faculty
AALC recommends that professors make an announcement at the first class meeting informing students of the available services. If a student approaches you about a disability they believe they have and/or a request for accommodations without the necessary Faculty Notification Letter from the AALC you should provide the contact information and explain the importance of registering with AALC.
Once a student has requested accommodations and AALC has approved the accommodations, the faculty will receive a Faculty Notification Letter and the student is copied. The Faculty Notification Letter will outline all accommodations for the student. In the event the faculty member has questions or concerns regarding the Faculty Notification Letter, the faculty member should contact AALC directly.
Find more information for faculty on the NCF Community Pages (MyNCF login required).