Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) offers quality programs and courses to meet the different community interests, student abilities and personal objectives of citizens of all ages and levels of education, for the purpose of improving the quality of life, the economic conditions, and the public welfare of our state.
It is the policy of DMACC to comply with the access provisions of the state and federal civil rights legislation for persons with disabilities. DMACC is committed to providing an accessible environment that supports students with disabilities in reaching their full potential. Support services are available for students with disabilities to ensure equal access to educational opportunities.
College policy calls for reasonable accommodation to be granted to students with disabilities in the form of auxiliary aids and services. DMACC employs a Disability Services Coordinator to review and grant requests for reasonable accommodation. The DMACC procedure, ES4610, Reasonable Accommodation for Students with Disabilities may be accessed at the following link. DMACC Procedure for Students with Disabilities
The Disability Services Coordinator coordinates services for students with disabilities on the Ankeny campus and grants accommodations for students district-wide. A contact liaison is available on each campus to assist with coordination of services for students with disabilities.
DMACC employs two licensed Sign Language Interpreters (full-time staff) who provide communication access district-wide for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. DMACC provides interpreters who value the rights of students, meet the requirements of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), and support students to reach their full potential.
DMACC is committed to assuring that its campuses and programs are free from discrimination and harassment.