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Student Resources

  • sign language
  • assistive technology
  • Interpreter Services

For students, staff or faculty needing Read&Write, send an email with your name, ID number, campus, email address and computer platform (PC or Mac) to disabilityservices@nvcc.edu to receive a take-home version.

For students needing alternated formatted text, please fill out the Request for Alternate Format Form 125-011 and email it to disabilityservices@nvcc.edu with your counselor’s name and a copy of your receipt.

For students needing note taker/reader/scribe services, please read the Volunteer Student Note Taking Services Policy and sign the Notetaker/Reader-Scribe Service Agreement Form 125-351. To learn about who could be a good reader or scribe, pelase take a look at the Desirable skills for a good reader/scribe.

For students needing the support of a personal care assistant, please fill out Personal Care Assistant Agreement. This form must be signed by the PCA and bought to the Disabilities Counselor at the campus they attend. The Disabilities Counselor will explain every responsibility to make sure that both the student and the PCA understand what their role is when helping a student with a disability.

NOTE: All requests must be from your student, staff or faculty NOVA email address. Requests from alternate email addresses will not be processed.

Additional Resources

Ohio State University's Partnership Grant - Fast Facts for Faculty – Information briefs designed to help college and university instructors improve the climate and quality of education for students with disabilities.

DO-IT: Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology – The international DO-IT Center promotes the success of individuals with disabilities in post-secondary education and careers, using technology as an empowering tool.

Bookshare™ – Provides the world’s largest online library of accessible reading materials for people with print disabilities. Individuals can sign up for membership and access the library on their own. Organizations that serve individuals with print disabilities can sign up and provide access to their students or clients. Bookshare™ membership offers unlimited access to accessible books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines.

Hosted Programs for Students with Disabilities – NOVA is pleased to host three supplemental, fee-for-service programs at selected NOVA campuses that provide specialized resources and support for our students with disabilities.