5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Each student brings a unique set of strengths and experiences to the College, and students with disabilities are no exception. While many learn in different ways, their differences do not imply inferior capabilities.
There is no need to dilute curriculum or to reduce course requirements for students with a disabilities. However, reasonable accommodations may be needed, as well as modifications in the way information is presented and in methods of testing and evaluation. Faculty will be aided in these efforts by drawing upon the student’s own prior learning experiences, using available College and department resources and collaborating with Student Accessibility Resources. To this end, faculty and staff are asked to assist SAR in making and documenting the appropriate academic adjustments, which will assist in our accountability efforts.
Accessibility - In web pages, it refers to the ability of a web page to be viewed by everyone, especially people with disabilities who use various assistive technologies. Accessible web pages take into account the special needs of visitors with auditory, visual, mobility and cognitive impairments and give those users an equivalent browsing experience to that of non-disabled visitors.
Faculty and Staff Training/Development
The Gulf Coast State College's Student Accessibility Resource Department is committed to educating staff and faculty about disabilities and how to create inclusive and accessible academic environments for students and our community. This includes individual consultations or group training sessions designed to provide opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in dialogue about providing accommodations to students with disabilities and have their questions answered.