Disability Services

North Arkansas College is committed to providing support needed for equal access and equal educational opportunity for each student. If you have a documented disability that could impact your pursuit of an education, you may receive appropriate accommodations by contacting the disability coordinator. Accommodation plans are created specifically for you when you meet with the disabilities coordinator. All services comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and with subsequent state and federal legislation.

Physical facilities for disabled stakeholders and visitors include the following:

  • Strobes in restrooms, classrooms and public areas activated whenever audible alarms sound
  • Wheelchair lift between the Bradley Student Center and the Pioneer Pavilion
  • Ground floor exits on each floor of the 3-story business building because of the hilly terrain.
  • Door assists on most outdoor exits and designated restrooms
  • Brailed room numbers
  • Ample designated parking including lift van accessible spaces
  • Curb cuts at entrances
  • Wheelchair height water fountains and sinks
  • Wheelchair height computer desks
  • Reduced distraction testing room
To Obtain Accommodations For additional information or to obtain accommodations, students should contact the Disabilities Coordinator, Kim Brecklein, 870-391-3338 or  kbrecklein@northark.edu or visit her office in room M184G on the South Campus.

Accommodation Process

  • Make an appointment with the disabilities coordinator.
  • Most disabilities require some sort of documentation. Examples include letters from doctors, reports or bills which list a diagnosis, IEPs that list a diagnosis. If you have trouble obtaining documentation, contact the disabilities coordinator for more information.
  • The disabilities coordinator will work with you to develop an accommodation plan.
  • If your plan requires participation by your instructor, the disabilities coordinator will give you an accommodation plan letter to give to your instructors.
  • Notify the disabilities coordinator if your contact information, accommodation needs, or schedule changes.

Confidentiality

  • All records concerning student disabilities are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Disability records to not follow you when you transfer to another college or university and are not shared with employers.

In accordance with the requirement of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) North Arkansas College will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. North Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Dept. of Education, the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.