Any Moorpark College student with a disability that has a negative impact on his/her educational achievement may be eligible, and is encouraged to apply for ACCESS services. The disability may be a visible one, such as vision, hearing, mobility or it may be an invisible disability such as learning disability, a speech or psychological disorder. In order for ACCESS to authorize services, an appropriate professional must verify the disability in writing. This could be a letter from your physician or a psychologist's report.

In addition, any Moorpark College student who suspects they might have a disability that has never been previously assessed may request an appointment with an ACCESS Specialist to discuss the possibility of further evaluation.


ACCESS coordinates services and accommodations required by eligible students to ensure that full accessibility to the campus and curriculum is achieved. Accommodations are individually determined by an interactive process between the student and the ACCESS Specialist. Accommodations are based on the individual's educational limitations and professional documentation.

Accommodations do not guarantee success, only an equal opportunity to succeed. Below are examples of frequently used accommodations that remove barriers for students. This list is not comprehensive.

  • Alternate Media Formats (E-text version of books, Braille, enlarged text)

  • Adaptive Furniture (Adjustable height desks)

  • Assistive Equipment (Assistive listening devices, recorders)

  • Learning Skills Classes (For math skills, writing skills & study strategies)

  • Note-taking Services 

  • Registration Assistance (Priority registration, course load adjustments)

  • Sign Language Interpreters (American Sign Language interpreters)

  • Specialized Academic and Disability Counseling

  • Test Taking Accommodations (Extra time on tests, reading software)

It is important to remember that students are never required to use any accommodation or service, and accommodation or services do not happen automatically. Students must request the services and accommodations they wish to use for each semester. We will assist the student in notifying the instructor of any accommodation that involves testing or classroom instruction.

If there is a problem with arranging or obtaining any authorized service or accommodation, it is the responsibility of the student to notify ACCESS. If a solution cannot be reached the student should contact us as soon as possible.