A comfortable place for students with disabilities.
We help students blend what they know about themselves with appropriate accommodations to reduce barriers to learning. We try to "level the playing field" so all students have an equal opportunity for a successful education. The college has a long history of serving students with a wide variety of disabilities, working to ensure each student has the reasonable accommodations and services they need to enjoy academic success.
The Disability Support Services (DSS) program provides academic support and accommodations to students with documented disabilities. DSS services are designed to help students succeed at Nicolet. The most successful students are the ones who recognize their own support needs and ask for assistance prior to starting the semester. DSS staff recommends students schedule a consultation on services and procedures. During the consultation, students and staff will have the opportunity to ask questions, review previous records, and go over accommodations that may be necessary.
Our staff in the Disabilities Support program brings years of experience and considerable skill to the table. Students will find that we work hand-in-hand with instructors and other staff across campus to make sure reasonable and appropriate accommodations are made for all persons with disabilities. The Accommodations Specialist offers assistance to students who are blind or visually impaired, cognitively delayed, intellectually disabled, deaf or hard of hearing, emotionally disabled, learning disabled, autism spectrum disorder, orthopedically impaired and/or have communication disorders or other health impairments.
Stop By for a Talk
Aren't sure if you have a disability or even how a disability is defined? Stop by and we'll talk. We have a broad base of knowledge and resources to handle just about any question or situation faced by students with disabilities. Even if you don't have a disability, we'd be happy to answer your questions. It's important to note that all conversations are strictly confidential.
Disability Support Services program and accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Accommodations for placement assessments
- Accommodations for assessments
- Alternative format for textbooks
- Assistive technologies
- Classroom accommodations
- Deaf/Hard of hearing services
- Enlarged print materials
- Note taking assistance
Staff can also provide information on the following:
- Career planning
- Campus tours
- Academic advising
- Student counseling
- Job placement assistance
- Transition to college
- Financial Aid
- Admissions application assistance
- Other community services
Utilization of support services for students with documented disabilities is voluntary. Disclosure of request for services will not affect enrollment status or placement into a program or class.
Working in partnership is an important part of accessing services.