Transitioning to college is a challenging time for most students; it can be even more challenging for students with disabilities. We’re here to help. The office of Student Disability Services collaborates with students to empower them to be their own best advocates.
We strive to provide clear, timely information to our students, and work with faculty in meeting the needs of all Indian Hills Community College Students. We provide support to students with disabilities in reaching academic goals and work to ensure equal access to educational opportunities through support services and reasonable accommodations.
Because disability information is confidential, students requesting accommodations
need to self-identify. We ask that students contact our office as soon as possible
so we can work together in determining eligibility and coordinating services. We are
located in the Pothoven Academic Success center on the Main Campus in Ottumwa, and
in the Success center on the Centerville Campus.
Articles of Interest for Students and Parents:
An open letter from a proud (and terrified) mom named Jane, who has a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, uses a wheelchair, and has limited speech capabilities.
Please see the 2022-2023 Student Disability Services Handbook at the link below for more information about Disability Services at Indian Hills.
Registration Forms and Policies:
Disability Services Request Form
Alternate-Format Textbook Request Form
Natural Reader Tutorial
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Phone: (641) 683-5749 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5749
Disability Services/Accommodations: Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations or special services should contact IHCC Disability Services for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters, and/or specialized equipment. Students enrolling in credit programs should make their requests for accommodations at the time they are applying for admission and preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact the Ottumwa Disabilities Center by calling 641-683-5749. Centerville students should contact the Academic SUCCESS Center at 641-856-2143, ext. 2214 or email email@example.com.