The Accessibility Office
Our mission is to assist in securing access to an equal education at Bucks County Community College for students with documented disabilities; to encourage an environment of diversity through awareness and education, and to foster campus-wide ownership of accessibility.
Services are available on all campuses through this office. Appointments can be made to meet at other campuses through the Newtown office.
Our regular office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm and evening hours upon request.
Important note: You will not receive accommodations unless you request them every semester.
Policies and Procedures of The Accessibility Office
- To request Academic Adjustments/Accommodations
- To appeal the denial of academic accommodations
- For requesting and using C-Print/CART services (link to form)
- For requesting and using Interpreter Services
- Guidelines for Note taking Link
- How to request alternative format texts
- Audiotaping of Class Lectures
Audiotaping of Class Lectures
(Adapted from Boston University)
The Accessibility Office may recommend that a student with a qualifying disability is permitted to audio tape/audio record class lectures as a form of academic accommodation. This includes the use of a smart pen or computer recording software. Use of this is subject to the following conditions:
- The instructor is informed that recording is taking place as an accommodation by receipt of a Faculty Accommodation Memo.
- Recordings of class lectures are only for the student’s academic use in study and preparation related to the class.
- The student may not share these recordings with any other person, whether or not that person is in his/her class.
- The student acknowledges that the recordings are sources, the use of which in any academic work is governed by rules of academic conduct for his or her School or College.
- The student agrees to destroy any recordings that were made when they are no longer needed for his/her academic work.
Students who have been granted permission to audiotape/audio record class lectures as an accommodation must agree in writing to abide by each of these provisions.
Please contact The Accessibility Office for more information.