Disability Services

Lanier Technical College provides support services for students with disabilities. These services ensure program accessibility and reasonable accommodations to individuals defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. A disability is defined as any condition that substantially limits one or more of life's major activities. "Major life activities" include such functions as major bodily functions, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, speaking, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, learning, reading, communicating, concentrating, thinking, and working. The condition may be permanent or temporary.

In order to receive accommodations at Lanier Technical College, it is the student's responsibility to self-disclose this disability to the Disability Services Coordinator. Current documentation of the disability from a professional diagnosis is required. Documentation must be no older than 3-5 years and assessment based on adult criterion. Documentation must indicate that the requested accommodations are necessary for "participation in the college's educational programs".

Services provided include but are not limited to the following: registration assistance, orientation to campus, institutional test modification, reader, note taker, use of tape recorder, enlarged copies, assistance in obtaining books in alternative formats, assistive technology and software, interpreter services for the deaf, accessible classrooms, accessible parking, and information and referral to campus and community support services. Students must be aware that accommodations may be offered to alter the way in which material is presented, but in no way modifies course content or program requirements as established by the Technical College System of Georgia. Accommodations that compromise the academic integrity of a course are not allowed. In order to demonstrate successful attainment of arithmetic competencies, students in certain math classes will not be allowed to use calculators as an accommodation.

Lanier Technical College strives to provide, within reason, appropriate resources, services and auxiliary aids to allow each qualified person with a documented disability equitable access to educational programs, social experiences and career opportunities.

Inquiries concerning the application, policies, and practices of the American with Disabilities Act for Lanier Technical College may be addressed to the following:

Allison Haynes

Coordinator of Disability Services


678-989-3133 fax