Disability Scenarios

The following scenarios represent students with the most common disability situations which you are likely to encounter at Allan Hancock College. They are not meant to be detailed depictions, but rather brief sketches which comment on the major activities of most conventional courses: facilities access, note taking, test taking, and technology. It is hoped that they will give you some insight into how all of us, the student, instructor, and Learning Assistance Program staff, can work together for the academic, vocational, and social success of our students.

Tips for assisting students with various disabilities: 

The student who is quadriplegic 

The student who is deaf

The student who is hard of hearing

The student who has a learning disability

The student who is blind or has low vision

The student who has chronic back pain

The student who has a psychological disability

The student who has a seizure disorder

More detailed descriptions on this topic can be found in the "Faculty Guide for Helping Disabled Students," supplied to each AHC faculty member. Information on laws pertaining to individuals with disabilities, teaching strategies, and forms related to our program can be found there as well.

Another well-developed internet source for postsecondary faculty can be found at the "Faculty Room." The "Faculty Room" at the University of Washington's Do-It Program contains a wealth of resources that address issues related to disabled students.

As always, we are available at any time to assist you regarding disability related issues. 


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Mary Jovy Pimental
Fashion Merchandising Student

"The counselors and administrators at Hancock challenged and encouraged me to pursue my dream of designing my own clothing line and opening my own retail store. They helped me map out a path to success that includes transferring to a four-year university. I am on the right track thanks to the knowledgeable staff that gave me the courage to change my major from nursing to fashion management."
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