Accessibility Services | OCTC

Accessibility Services

Owensboro Community and Technical College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation for persons with disabilities. It is OCTC's policy that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from participating in any OCTC program or activity, be denied the benefits of any OCTC program or activity, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination with regard to any OCTC program or activity.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to qualifying individuals. A reasonable accommodation is a change or adjustment within an educational program, activity or service that provides a person with a disability equal opportunity to participate in the educational process, so long as the accommodation does not fundamentally alter the program or place an undue burden on OCTC.

Registering your disability with Accessibility Services involves a simple three-step process:

  1. Request an Accommodation Request Form from your Accessibility Services counselor (see below). The information that you provide on the Accommodation Request Form is the basis for determining potential accommodations. 
  2. Obtain documentation of your disability or disabilities, as it can assist your counselor in determining accommodations. Documentation can come in the form of an IEP, 504, medical records, reports and assessments created by health care providers, psychologists, etc. (Because obtaining documentation may take some time, it's best to start as soon as possible.)
  3. Schedule a meeting with your counselor. Your counselor will review all documents and work with you to determine appropriate accommodations. 

**All students with disabilities, whether diagnosed or not, may contact the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (270-687-7308) to discuss qualification for VR services.**    

 
Accessibility Services Counselors Alphabetical Split by Student’s Last Name Contact Information
Barb Tipmore A-L

barb.tipmore@kctcs.edu

270-686-4530

Karri Barnett M-Z

karri.barnett@kctcs.edu

270-852-8963

We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals at OCTC!