Kansas City Kansas Community College is committed to providing visitors and applicants with disabilities equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights and privileges of school services, programs and activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

KCKCC facilities (including restrooms, offices, common areas and classrooms) are designed to permit students and visitors with physical and or mental disabilities the opportunity to participate in various college experiences while on campus. Elevators, braille signage, tactile paving, ramps accessibility to campus police and automatic doors throughout our campuses provide convenient access to the building entrances, classrooms, offices and activities.

Handicapped parking spaces are reserved for students, visitors, or employees who display an appropriate state-issued handicap placard or license plate.

Students and visitors who believe they are in need of accommodations should contact Student Accessibility and Support Services at 913-288-7664.

KCKCC will protect students' privacy rights by maintaining confidentiality during this process. Disability-related information will be shared only with the student's written permission.

Any otherwise qualified student seeking accommodation during the application process or after enrollment should request such accommodations before starting school or, if the need for the accommodation arises after enrollment, as soon as possible after discovering the need for accommodation. Accommodations should thereafter be requested each semester. The student should provide comprehensive and current written documentation of the disability and the need for the requested accommodation from competent independent authorities. KCKCC may request supplemental information as necessary to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Accommodations may not alter the fundamental nature of the program in question, or impose an undue financial burden on the college. Academic accommodations for students with disabilities are provided on a case-by-case basis.

A person with a disability is an individual:

  • With a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual
  • With a record of such an impairment; or
  • Who is regarded as having such an impairment.

A "physical impairment" is defined as any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of several body systems.

A "mental impairment" is defined as any mental or psychological disorder, and includes mental illness and Specific Learning Disabilities.

"Major life activities" are defined as functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, and participating in community activities.

Please see the section on our website regarding the process to seek accommodations.