Online Accommodations for Spring 2020 Semester
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, many classes will be moving to an online format. The barriers that exist at the intersection of a student's disability and course design may be different from the original course format. Some accommodations students used before may no longer apply to online formats, and some accommodations not considered previously may need to be considered now.
Generally, for online classes the only accommodation would be extended time for exams (and quizzes), if exams (and quizzes) are timed. Your instructor will take care of extending your time on Blackboard.
ReadSpeaker is available in Blackboard to read the content and exams that will be on Blackboard. Instructions on how to use ReadSpeaker can be found here.
If you are experiencing a barrier in your course and want to discuss your online accommodations, please contact the Disability Office at 806-716-2529.
Students with disabilities attending South Plains College will find many programs and services designed to provide access to all aspects of college life. South Plains College is committed to providing equitable opportunities for success and offers assistance to students with disabilities based on their unique needs.
South Plains College students with disabilities are granted special accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Any student who anticipates a need for accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services Office on either the Levelland campus or the SPC Reese Center at the time the decision is made to attend SPC.
Adequate notice to prepare for and provide special accommodations and services is required.
Student anticipating the need for electronic textbooks will need to start the ordering process a minimum of 4 weeks before the beginning of the semester. The Disability Office cannot guarantee that electronic textbooks are available for every course taught at South Plains College.
In accordance with federal law, a student requesting special accommodations must provide adequate and acceptable documentation of his/her disability. In order to help students meet this responsibility, South Plains College has established guidelines regarding the essential elements of satisfactory documentation.
- Disability Application
- Disability Documentation Guidelines
- Accommodation Procedures
- Student Handbook for Disability Services
- Interpreter Services Request Form
- Housing Application/Private Room/ESA
- Difference between High School and College - Disability Services
- Essential Life Skills for College Students
If you believe that an action or decision made by the Disability Services Office violates
you may initiate a grievance procedure.
Your first step should be to address the problem with the Coordinator of Disability Services. If you are still not satisfied,
you should contact the Director of Health & Wellness.
If you concerns are not resolved at this level, the Vice President of Student Affairs can provide direction on further appeals procedures.
Information on student appeals and the academic appeals procedures are published in
the General Catalog.
Specific procedures, including ADA/504 complaints, are outlined in the Student Guide.
South Plains College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Vice President for Student Affairs
South Plains College
1401 College Ave., Box 5
Levelland, Texas 79336