Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides access to educational opportunities for students with documented needs.

Our office coordinates reasonable accommodations and services to provide students with access to HCCC’s programs, activities and services. We work with students and provide support services, individualized accommodations and self-advocacy guidance.

Accessibility Services acts as a resource to students, faculty, staff and other community members to provide information, guidance, training, and professional development.

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Accessibility Services

If you are a student with a learning, physical and/or psychological disability, you are welcome to visit Accessibility Service. We are glad that you are at Hudson County Community College and we look forward to working with you.

Services Provided

Coordination of reasonable accommodations and services that provide students with disabilities access to programs, activities and services can include, but is not limited to the following:

Self-advocacy skills

Testing Accommodations

Note Takers/Readers

Sign Language Interpreters

Adaptive Technology

Our AT computer workstations offer the following equipment and software:

Zoom Text

Voice Recorders

Spellcheckers

Learning Ally

 

Checklist for Students Requesting Services

Gather the appropriate documentation. Provide A or B.

(A) Your most recent IEP, educational and psychological evaluations or 504 plan (should be no more than 5 years old); or

(B) An official letter from a qualified physician, psychologist, nurse or social worker who treats you for your specific disability; must be submitted on official letterhead.

Students with more than one type of disability should submit a letter for each specific disability. 

Every letter should specify the following:

  • Diagnosis.
  • Proof of the Disability–tests that were performed/evaluations; include length of time the student has been in treatment.
  • Current symptoms and concerns.
  • Explain how the symptoms related to the student’s disorder causes significant impairment in a major life activity (i.e. learning, eating, etc.), in an academic setting.
  • Recommendation for Accommodations–outlines the kind of accommodation(s) needed.

Once you have all of the documents listed above, schedule an appointment with Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services can be reached at 201-360-4157 or as@hccc.edu. During the meeting, the Accessibility Services staff will discuss the accommodations that you are eligible for based on the documentation that you provide.

Students requesting accommodations are required to submit appropriate documentation.
To set up an appointment to review documentation with Accessibility Services, please follow this link:
https://calendly.com/kdavishccc

Important Links for Students with Disabilities

HCCC Access Guide

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
438 Summit Avenue - 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 217-7189

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
153 Halsey Street - 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 648-3333
(877) 685-8878
askcbvi@dhs.nj.gov

Hudson County Social Security Administration
3000 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07306
(800) 772-1213

St Joseph's School for the Blind
253 Baldwin Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 653-0578

Urban League of Hudson County/Employment and Training
253 Martin Luther King Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 451-8888

Americans with Disabilities Act
The United States Department of Justice webpage for the Americans with Disabilities Act can be found at this link.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Fact sheet on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Contact Information

Accessibility Services
(201) 360-4157
as@hccc.edu

Jacqueline Safont

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Accessibility Services
71 Sip Ave., L010
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-5337
jsafont@hccc.edu
https://calendly.com/jsafont

Karine Davis

Coordinator, Accessibility Services
71 Sip Avenue, L011
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4163
kdavis@hccc.edu
https://calendly.com/kdavishccc