Danville Area Community College is committed to creating an inclusive campus climate by fostering an understanding of the effects of disabilities and by working to eliminate the physical, technical, and attitudinal barriers that limit the range of opportunity for students with disabilities.
Danville Area Community College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified students with disabilities. Contact the office of Disability Services for any questions regarding academic accommodations.
Cannon Hall, 1 st Floor (Room 109)
(217) 443-8708 / (217) 443-8809
TTY (217) 443-8701
To receive accommodations, complete your request form as soon as possible. Timeliness will ensure academic accommodations can be implemented from the start of your semester. You will need to complete a Semester Request form before each semester to continue your accommodations from one semester to the next.
Students with a disability should expect to maintain the standards that apply to everyone else in the course and request only the accommodations/modifications deemed reasonable. Disability Services will review your request and notify you of the approved accommodations. The office will also send a notification to your instructors indicating the accommodations found reasonable. It will be your responsibility to contact your instructors to arrange these accommodations.
Please note, the accommodations and services are offered in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The collaborative process continues when determining the need and practicality for auxiliary aids and services. Be prepared to describe the auxiliary aids and services you used in the past and provide documentation of a disability and the need for accommodations.
*Documentation must be completed by a qualified professional
*The documentation includes a diagnosis and current level of functioning
*The documentation includes current, past, and/or recommended auxiliary aids and services
Faculty have the right to reject accommodations that undercut a course’s fundamental goals. Faculty may also choose between equally effective accommodations, if one is less intrusive to the course goals. A student’s request for an accommodation that would alter the curriculum or a course's fundamental goals is considered an unreasonable request. Working with your college instructors will be important to ensuring that you are provided all possible accommodation strategies that will provide you with the maximum opportunity for both learning and demonstrating mastery.
It is the policy of Danville Area Community College to provide an accessible campus, both in terms of the physical plant and programs. The College will comply with all requirements set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Illinois Accessibility Code of 1988, and all regulations implementing these Acts. Three offices on the DACC campus work together to address accessibility issues:
Doug Adams, Executive Director of Maintenance & Facilities (OF) reviews and coordinates physical plant modifications to ensure the accessibility of campus for all students, employees, and visitors with disabilities who wish to access the College's programs and services. Doug may be contacted by phone at 443-8832 or via email at email@example.com.
Jill Cranmore, Vice President of Human Resources (Affirmative Action Officer and Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer located in Vermilion Hall) is responsible for addressing concerns of students, staff, and the public regarding compliance and accessibility.
Jill Cranmore may be contacted by phone at 443-8756.
Lisa Rudolph, Director of Testing & Academic Services (Cannon Hall, Room 109) reviews student requests, coordinates academic accommodations and auxiliary aids, serves as the liaison between students and faculty members, and advises students as needed. Lisa may be contacted by phone at 217-443-8809 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This process was established to comply with the ADA/Section 504 mandate to “provide for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited.” If a student does not agree with a recommended accommodation, or has been denied accommodation(s), the student may file a complaint through the Office of Accommodations Complaint Process. A faculty or staff member who does not agree with an accommodation recommended for a student may also utilize this process. A faculty or staff-initiated complaint may not delay the implementation of an accommodation which Office of Accommodations believes to be in compliance with ADA.
Any individual needing accommodation to participate in this complaint process should contact the Assessment Center
Grievances may be resolved on an informal basis or on a formal basis. Every attempt will be made to resolve all grievances internally at the point of origin in a timely manner. Although students with disabilities are encouraged to attempt to resolve a grievance within the campus process, they have the right to file any grievance directly with the Office of Civil Rights at:
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
233 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60601
Voice Phone 1-800-368-1019 FAX (202) 619-3818
TDD (800) 537-7697