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Services for Students with Disabilities

Through the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD), HCC helps students with disabilities get the most out of college by providing reasonable accommodations to ensure access to all academic programs, campus organizations, services and activities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

All HCC activities, organizations, courses and academic and technical programs are open to all students. HCC facilities are, as a whole, accessible to persons with physical disabilities via ramps, automatic entrances and elevators. Accessible restroom facilities, parking spaces, telephones and water fountains are also available.

What is the definition of a disability and who is eligible to receive services?

The ADA defines a person with a disability as any person who has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more of such person’s major life activities; has a record of such impairment or is regarded as having such an impairment. You may be eligible to receive services at HCC if you have been diagnosed with a disability including, but not limited to the following:

Specific Learning Disability  Hearing Impairment 
Visual Impairment Physical Impairment 
ADD/ADHD Alcohol Abuse 
Drug Abuse AIDS 
Speech/Language Impairment  Psychiatric Disability  
Autism Spectrum Disorder TBI

Note: Students with temporary disabilities, such as a broken arm, leg, etc., qualify for special accommodations for the duration of their injury pending appropriate documentation.

Check out Applying for Accommodations for more information on receiving services. 

Office Information 

HCC is now fully open, with staff available to serve students on all of our campuses. 

Masks are optional at all HCC facilities. We will continue to offer virtual support services for those needing flexibility. Please see the Applying for Accommodations page to make an appointment to speak to someone via phone or Zoom or contact a representative via email (see below).