Disability Services Accommodations
Northcentral Technical College provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education.
Pre-approval is required to use these accommodations. An accommodation plan needs to be created in Starfish before accommodations can be used. Disability Services staff is able to alert your instructors in each of your courses of your approved accommodations in Starfish on an ongoing basis each semester.
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).
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.