A program of services is provided for students with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) and the Amendments Act of 2008 wishing to make a request for reasonable accommodation or wishing to file a complaint of alleged discrimination on the basis of disability should contact Shawn Frank.
It is the student's responsibility to request these services. Current documentation of the disability by an appropriate professional may be required. All information is kept confidential. Students will be required to sign a release of information form before any special contact is made to arrange accommodations. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made several weeks in advance to allow sufficient time for accommodations to be arranged.
Counselor for Students with Disabilities and Special Programs
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4222
Office: CAD 157
Shawn Frank formally served as Director of Deaf/Disability Student Services for seventeen years at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She holds National Certification in Sign Language Interpreting from RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf). She has a Bachelor of Science from Lenoir-Rhyne College and a Master of Arts from Appalachian State University both in areas of mathematics and education. During her time at Lenoir-Rhyne University, she taught as an adjunct instructor of mathematics for nine years. At CVCC she now serves as Counselor for Students with Disabilities and Special Programs. For qualifying students, Shawn will coordinate classroom and campus accommodations as well as administer programming with other identified needs such as child care assistance and transportation assistance. Shawn is also the contact person to arrange appropriate accommodations for guests on campus for special events such as commencement ceremonies, meetings, or any other events open to the public.
CVCC is committed to facilitating students with disabilities as a part of its commitment to provide equal opportunities in higher education.
David Propst provides assistive technology and training on assistive equipment and software for students who have been approved by the Counselor for Students with Disabilities and Special Programs. David provides training in the use of a range of software, e.g. screen enlarger and voice recognition, as required. He also provides support to students with disabilities in the provision of teaching materials and information in accessible formats.
Students should first meet with the Counselor for Students with Disabilities and Special Programs for accommodations before talking with David about assistive technology options. Approved students are asked to make an appointment with David when picking up their equipment and/or receiving training.
Assistive Technology Coordinator
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4384
Located in CAD 160
If you are using a screen reader and are having difficulty, please contact us at (828) 327-7000 ext. 4384 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. These hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday.The campus is closed on Institutional Holidays.
If you are having technical issues with your screen reader, please contact us at (828) 327-7000 ext. 4444 for Information Technology. These hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. The campus is closed on Institutional Holidays.
Supported screen readers: