Northcentral Technical College provides academic accommodations to eligible students to ensure equal access to higher education.

Pre-Approved Accommodations

Pre-approval is required to use these accommodations. An accommodation plan needs to be created in Starfish before accommodations can be used. The Access and Accommodations staff is able to alert your instructors in each of your courses of your approved accommodations in Starfish on an ongoing basis each semester.

E-Text/Accessible Books

This accommodation allows a student to “listen” to books or class material with either text–to-speech (TTS) software or with speech-output equipment (it is recommended that requests be made 2 weeks in advance).

Request E-Text  or  Request Paper Copy Textbook

Testing Accommodation

Accommodations can be provided for a variety of testing situations at NTC including admissions, program and GED guidance. (Requests must be made 3 business days in advance)

Request Testing Accommodations 

Adaptive Equipment

This accommodation allows a student to obtain a Smartpen or recorder. These tools can assist with notetaking and record audio from class lectures. (Requests must be made 2 business days in advance)

Request Adaptive Equipment

Interpreting Services

Requests for interpreting for an NTC course or a short term NTC sponsored event, must be made at least 2 ½ weeks in advance to allow for an interpreter to be scheduled. If you are scheduling a meeting with your instructor, advisor, tutor, or other NTC contact, please submit this form at least two business days prior to the meeting in order to allow our office to coordinate interpreting services. This form should be completed for every interpreting request.

Request Interpreting Services

Other Educational Support Services

If you have a request for an approved accommodation other than a SmartPen, Recording device, Interpreting or Test Accommodations, you may submit your request and we will work with you to find the best solution.

Request Other Educational Support Services

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking spaces have been designated in the parking lots closest to the main entrances on each campus. To occupy these spaces, a vehicle must display an appropriate State of Wisconsin permit.

More Information About Parking

Additional Resources

Approved accommodations are not required to use these resources. 


NaturalReader is a text to speech software that converts text into spoken words. Natural Reader will read text to the user and can convert text from websites as well as PDF files, Microsoft Word files, and eBooks.

Get NaturalReader 

Assistive Technology Database

The website for Georgia’s Assistive Technology Act Program features a searchable database of assistive technologies. The technologies can be sorted by purpose, price, or operating system.

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