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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.
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:
Sign Language Interpreters
Our AT computer workstations offer the following equipment and software:
Please download the following forms:
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:
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 asFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. 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:
Yes. The Office of Accessibility Services is responsible for coordinating accommodations and services for students with disabilities.
No. High schools do not automatically forward IEPs or 504 plans to colleges. The student needs to self-identify and request accommodations, submit documentation and meet with Accessibility Services.
A student needs to self-identify by completing a request form, submitting documentation and completing an initial meeting with Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services will review the information and determine on a case-by-case basis what accommodations and/or services the student is eligible to receive.
You should discuss your current documentation and your needs with Accessibility Services. Usually an IEP and/or a 504 plan alone, does not provide enough information to determine reasonable accommodations.
No, all students enrolled in a class can be eligible, but the student would need to complete the request form, provide documentation and complete the initial meeting with Accessibility Services.
No. Registering with Accessibility Services is voluntary and some students do not request accommodations. Some students do not request accommodations because they either don’t know the services are available or they want to try college without accommodations. Some students may find that they do not need accommodations for all of their classes or every semester. A student can register with Accessibility Services at any time while they are a student at Hudson.
Yes. A student needs to self-identify by completing a request form, submitting documentation and completing an initial meeting with Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services will review the information and determine on a case-by-case basis what accommodations and/or services the student is eligible to receive during the expected duration of the condition/disability.
No. Once you are registered with Accessibility Services you will continue to receive accommodations for the duration of your studies at Hudson. If you need an additional accommodation and your documentation does not support the need, then updated documentation may be requested.
Once Accessibility Services determines your accommodation eligibility, an accommodation letter will be sent to your Hudson email address. The Accommodation Letter will include the accommodations that you need in the classroom that your professor will need to implement in class. You do not need to provide a copy of your documentation to your professor.
Reach out to Accessibility Services to discuss the difficulty you are having with getting appropriate documentation. You may be referred to the Division of Vocation Rehabilitation Services for testing or other local community resources as additional sources for testing.
Complete the Employee Accommodation Request Form:
Gather the appropriate medical documentation. Have your medical provider complete the Employee Medical Inquiry Form:
Schedule an appointment with the Director of Accessibility Services to discuss your accommodation request. The Director of Accessibility Services may need to speak to your supervisor regarding the essential functions of your position.
The Director of Accessibility Services will respond to the employee in writing about the request for reasonable accommodations within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the supporting documentation and information set forth in this procedure.
HCCC Career Services - Highlights resources and ways the office can help your career journey.
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) – WRP is a recruitment program for students and recent graduates with disabilities for employment with the federal government. Opportunities are available for summer internships and full-time employment positions.
Jobs Ability - Jobs Ability matches people with disabilities to jobs in your community.
Careers and Communities for People with Disabilities – This organization connects a diverse, inclusive workforce to employers who are cultivating an inclusive, accommodating environment.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
438 Summit Avenue - 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Hudson County Social Security Administration
3000 Kennedy Boulevard Jersey City, NJ 07306
St Joseph's School for the Blind
253 Baldwin Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Urban League of Hudson County/Employment and Training
253 Martin Luther King Drive Jersey City, NJ 07305
Journal Square Campus
71 Sip Ave., Room L010/L011
Jersey City, NJ 07306
North Hudson Campus
4800 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 7th Floor (Room 703P)
Union City, NJ 07087