Office of Disability Services

Cochise College fully recognizes all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which require colleges to make reasonable modifications to their policies, practices, and procedures so that individuals with disabilities can have access to all the goods, services, and opportunities offered by the college. The Office of Disability Services at Cochise College provides a variety of support services to meet the individual needs of faculty, staff and students with documented disabilities. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be made for eligible individuals.

To be eligible to receive an accommodation from Disability Services, a student must be enrolled at Cochise College and have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. The disability must be verified by appropriate documentation, which means a professional in the area of the disability must document the nature and severity of the disability. Professionals may include medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and learning specialists. An appointment must then be made with the Director of Disability Services for the student to complete the intake process necessary to request services and accommodations. Students who need accommodations for placement testing should contact the Office of Disability Services prior to testing. In addition, community members who attend functions at Cochise College campuses and centers who have a qualifying disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may also schedule an intake appointment to discuss accommodations.

Examples of Common Accommodations Include:

Alternative Format Material: e-text, electronic handouts, Braille
Alternative Testing Arrangements: extended testing time, reduced-distraction testing area, use of access technology
Access Technology: voice recognition software, text-to-speech software, magnification software, 
Classroom/Workplace Accommodations: accessible furniture, interpreters, note-taking support and preferential seating


Examples of Supporting Documentation:

Medical Documentation from Qualified Health Care Professional
IEP/MET/504 Plan
Behavioral Health Reports
Veterans Administration Determinations


To begin the welcome process please visit: or call the Office of Disability Services at (520) 515-5337 and complete the Request for Accommodations Form which is located on the department webpage.