Northwest-Shoals Community College

800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals,
 Alabama  
35661

General information

This campus is:
2 year
Public
Highest level of degree offered:
Associate's Degree
Student population
4,741
Student population: undergraduate
4,741
Primarily online?
No

Disability resource office

ADA Office
800 George Wallace Blvd
Muscle Shoals,
 Alabama  
35661
Office phone
256.331-5262
Office email
mcbride@nwscc.edu
Contact people
Name
Sharon Jo McBride
Email
mcbride@nwscc.edu
Telephone
256.331.5262
Job title or role
Secretary
Number of full-time disability service staff
2.0
Number of students who have submitted disability documentation
95
Percent of students eligible to receive disability services
2%

Three most common types of disabilities disclosed by students to the disability resource office

  • Attention Deficit Hyperacticity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism, autism spectrum disorder
  • Specific learning disabilities
Within the last three years, how common has it been for your institution and/or disability services provider to serve these specific populations of students with disabilities?
Students with low-incidence types of disabilities
GroupLevel of service
Autistic students (includes Asperger’s or autism spectrum) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Culturally Deaf students who use American Sign Language Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Students with chronic health conditions and illness Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with food allergies Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Students with intellectual disabilities Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Students with disabilities in advanced academics or interests
GroupLevel of service
Students in STEM fields, including health sciences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Professional and graduate students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Law students Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
NCAA athletes Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Veterans Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally

Disability accommodations and services

Accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Notetaking Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Test accomodations Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Alternate formats (e.g.,e-text, large print) Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Scribes Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Readers Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Assistive technology (e.g., screen readers, voice input) Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Sign language interpreters Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
CART or C-Print Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Programmatic accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Course substitutions Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Priority registration Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Reduced courseload Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided
Medical leave Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations in residence halls Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Other accommodations
GroupLevel of service
Dietary accommodations for meal plans Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Service animals or emotional support animals Not provided in the last three years
Not provided
Accommodations and services for institution-sponsored study abroad programs Provide occasionally in the last three years
Provided occasionally
Accommodations and services for internships, externships, field placements, or other for-credit off-campus work experiences Commonly provided in the last three years
Commonly provided

Campus accessibility and resources

Campus access
GroupLevel of service
Student health services Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Counseling and psychological services Generally not accessible
Not accessible
The library(ies) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Institution websites Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Recreation and athletic facilities Generally not accessible
Not accessible
Student union or other main building designated for students to socialize Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Main academic buildings where most undergraduates would attend classes Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Entertainment, theater, and event facilities Completely accessible
Completely accessible
On-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Nearby off-campus transportation Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Residence halls Not applicable to this institution
Not applicable
Key administrative offices (e.g., financial aid, registration, multi-cultural affairs, students services, career counseling) Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Sexual assault services and reporting mechanisms Completely accessible
Completely accessible
Security and saftety programs (e.g., late-night escort services on campus) Completely accessible
Completely accessible

Policies and procedures related to students with disabilities

  • Standardized or recommended syllabus statements regarding disability accommodations
  • Institutional policy requiring that all online materials are accessible to students with disabilities ( compliant with Section 508)
  • Centralized funding for disability accommodations at events (e.g. individuals, student organizations, and departments are not responsible for paying for disability-related accommodations)Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Provision of interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for all major events
  • Emergency evacuation procedures include plans for students with disabilities
  • Faculty diversity hiring initiatives include efforts to recruit and retain faculty with disabilities
  • Opportunities for students with disabilities and without a high school diploma to take courses (i.e., "open enrollment")
  • Formal grievance policies and procedures for students with complaints about campus disability access
  • Grievance procedures for students with complaints about the disability resource office

Types of counseling and psychological services available at the institution

  • Short-term counseling (e.g., 10 session limit)

General Campus Resources

  • TRIO Student Support Services programs designed for students with disabilities
  • Child care services that are accessible to students with disabilities
  • Services for veterans with disabilities
  • Resources for students with disabilities to address assistive technology needs and information technology (IT) access needs

Academics and campus climate for students with disabilities

Courses or degree programs

  • No specialized degree programs or courses are offered at this institution
How often does your institution have public events or activities related to disability, culturally Deaf people, or ASL?
Very rarely or never
What percent of faculty on campus have a disclosed disability?
0.00
What percent of staff on campus have a disclosed disability?
0