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Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) provides support services to TCNJ students who have identified themselves as having disabilities. Accommodations may be needed across multiple college functional areas:  academic, classroom, housing, parking, dining, etc. and we will work with all of those campus partners to implement appropriate access.

We ask for written documentation of the student’s disability that will identify the need and support the accommodations that are appropriate. We recommend that the student start the process at least several weeks ahead of the start of the semester. The steps are laid out here.

Please note that the Accessibility Resource Center highly regards the confidentiality of your records and all documents will be securely filed with ARC.

Services Available

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

  • Identifies/obtains ASL interpreters and C Print transcriptionists
  • Assists in identifying note-takers
  • Addresses communication and safety concerns

Blind/Visually Impaired

  • Arranges for alternative testing accommodations
  • Advises about adaptive technology equipment
  • Addresses mobility concerns
  • Assists in obtaining taped textbooks, note-takers

Mobility Impaired

  • Resolves problems of physical inaccessibility
  • Initiates adaptations to residence hall rooms/classrooms

Learning/Attentional/Psychological Disability *

  • Requests extended time on exams/assignments
  • Assists in obtaining taped textbooks, note-taker
  • Acts as liaison to applicable support services

It is the responsibility of the student to contact ARC to arrange an appointment with an ARC Accessibility Specialist. This discussion will enable the student to best utilize the office and its services and to help ensure a smoother transition into the college environment. For very specific accommodation needs that may be time -sensitive, it is important to contact the office as soon as possible (e.g. sign language interpreters, major residence hall adjustments, etc.).

Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is a resource for students seeking help with mental health issues. Brief individual counseling is available to all students, along with topical counseling groups and workshops. Contact CAPS in Eickhoff Hall 107, call them at 609-771-2247, or email them at caps@tcnj.edu.

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact

Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)
Roscoe West Hall, Suite 202
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628

609.771.3199

609.637.5082 FAX
arc@tcnj.edu

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