LIFE at Platt

Disability Services

Platt College strives to be supportive of the academic, personal and work related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the College.

Platt College recognizes and supports the standards set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which are designed to prevent discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, students are encouraged to contact the Student and Career Services Coordinator at the beginning of their program for possible assistance with accommodations. Individuals are responsible for voluntarily and confidentially providing appropriate documentation regarding the nature and extent of a disability.

Medical documentation of disabilities and requested accommodations must be presented in writing at the beginning of a student’s program. Policy 03:05:00 ADA outlines Platt College's specific services regarding Americans with Disabilities Act.

What is a Disability Under the ADA?

Disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. “Substantially limited” generally means that a person is unable to perform a major life activity that the average person in the general population can perform. Mitigating or corrective measures such as medication, or corrective lenses may be considered when determining whether a person is substantially limited.

The ADA also prohibits discrimination against individuals who have a record or history of being substantially impaired and individuals who are regarded as having such impairments.

At Platt College, the Student and Career Services Coordinator who is trained in ADA, decides whether a student meets the definition of disability under the ADA requirements. Disability determinations normally are based on information that the individual provides to the College, including detailed and current medical documentation within the last three years from an appropriate professional regarding the nature and severity of the impairment and a description of the student's functional limitations.

For more information about Disability Services, contact Darla Dolph, Student and Career Services Coordinator, via email or phone 720-758-7980.

Platt College cannot make accommodations that are unduly burdensome or that fundamentally alter the nature of the College’s programs.

Do I have to Inform Platt that I have a Disability?
  • No. But if you want an accommodation, you must identify yourself as having a disability.
What accommodations are provided?
  • Accommodations are determined based on medical guidance and your needs.
Do I need documentation to receive accommodations?
  • Yes. You must provide appropriate documentation from a medical professional.
Who can I contact for more information?