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Disability Services


KVCTC is invested in full compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law in 1990.  Disability Services ensures that the programs and facilities of the college are accessible to all students. The College focuses on the student as an individual and works toward equal opportunity, full integration into the campus environment, physical accessibility and the provision of reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and services to students.

For more information, please contact:

James McDougle

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General Information

Disability Services is offered through the Division of Student Services.  Students who are inquiring information on these services should speak to the Student Services Specialist in office 012.  The most common accommodations offered at KVCTC are, but not limited to:

  • Extended Test Time
  • Test in Private                                    
  • Note Takers
  • Test Reader/Writer                 
  • Recording of Class Lectures              
  • Interpreter
  • Priority Seating                      
  • Use of Laptop                                   
  • Waiver of Attendance Policy
  • *Handicap Parking

*Handicap parking is available on both the west and south side of building 2000.  All KVCTC faculty, staff, and students are required to have a parking permit to park on campus.  Disability Services does not give out handicap parking passes. 


On campus and classroom behavior:

The College expects students to maintain integrity and high standards of individual honor in all their academic work and to observe standards of behavior that are appropriate for an educational environment as well as at all college events.

Unacceptable and disruptive behaviors should not be permitted, overlooked, or ignored. If students engage in disruptive behavior and are unable to control it, instructors have the authority and responsibility to notify the Student Services Specialist and or Campus Police.



Accommodation Procedure


  • Review your documentation with you
  • Go over your goals at KVCTC
  • Review the process for registering for classes, obtaining tutoring and using KVCTC IT services
  • Discuss appropriate accommodations
  • Complete needed forms
  • Provide a copy of the Disability Services Student Handbook
  • Schedule a follow up appointment


  • Meet with each of your instructors and sign the instructor’s copy of the accommodation letter.  It is also encouraged to have the instructor sign the student’s copy of the accommodation letter. 
  • Review Disability Services policies and procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with each of your faculty members about your accommodations, specifically extended test time and testing in private. 
  • Check in with the Student Services Specialist often to give updates on your progress. 


Encourage students to utilize accommodations.  If a student is doing poorly in the classroom and they have accommodations, you may advise the student to speak to use the accommodations or notify the Student Services Specialist. 

  • Have students sign off on their accommodation letters as soon as possible.
  • Complete test proctoring form for students to take their test in private or to have extended test time.
  • Communicate with the Student Services Specialist on any issues concerning students with disabilities.



Policies and Procedures

Interpreter Resources

Resources for Faculty / Staff

Student Resources

Student Success Report

Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, sex, age, color, religion, disability, national or
ethnic origin.

Phone: (304) 205.6700
Online: Apply Now!
2001 Union Carbide Drive
S. Charleston, WV 25303

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, age,color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. For more information: Michelle Bissell, Title IX Coordinator (304) 205-6600.