SPC Accessibility Services provides accommodations that ensure equal access for all students
SPC's Accessibility Services office provides or facilitates SPC students with:
- Academic adjustments such as early registration and exam accommodations
- Aids and services including adaptive technologies, note-takers and interpreters
Under Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990, SPC seeks to ensure that admission, academic programs, support services, student activities and campus facilities are accessible to and usable by all students who attend the college. Students with disabilities who desire accommodations need to provide appropriate documentation of a disability and request services from Accessibility Services through one of the Accessibility Coordinators.
St. Petersburg College recognizes the importance of equal access to learning opportunities for all students. Accessibility Services (AS) is the campus office that works with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. Students registered with AS, who are requesting accommodations, are encouraged to contact their instructor by the first week of the semester. Students who have, or think they may have, a disability (e.g. learning disability, ADD/ADHD, psychiatric, medical/orthopedic, vision, and/or hearing), are invited to contact the Accessibility Coordinator (AC) that serves your campus for a confidential discussion.
If you need help completing the online college application or have questions about applying to or attending SPC, please contact an Accessibility Services Coordinator.
If you need assistance with Sign Language interpreting, complete this request for a Sign Language Interpreter.
If you use a service animal, please visit our Service Animals FAQ.
To request Accessibility Services, see a campus Accessibility Services coordinator and bring your documentation. If you do not have documentation, the Accessibility Services coordinator can let you know what you need to qualify for accommodations. Schedule your appointment as early as possible so that accommodations can be made in a timely manner. All information will be kept confidential.
|Accessibility Services Coordinators||Phone||Campus|
|Jeff Zeigler||727-791-2710||Clearwater Campus|
|Ray Hollowell||727-341-4316||St. Petersburg/Gibbs|
|Dr. Tonya (TJ) Williams||727-341-7913||EpiCenter and SPC Downtown|
|Elizabeth Shumate||727-712-5789||Tarpon Springs|
|Stefanie Silvers||727-341-3721||Health Education Center|
|Kelli Mitchell||727-394-6289 (TTY)||Seminole Campus|
|Lisa Gould||727-398-8284 (TTY)||Midtown/Allstate Campus|
|Accessibility Services Staff||Title||Location||Phone|
|Cynthia Bedient||Lead Sign Language Interpreter||Clearwater||727-791-2523|
|Irma Fenley||Sign Language Interpreter||Clearwater||727-791-2796|
|Joyce Gambacurta||Captionist/Senior Interpreter||Clearwater||727-791-2422|
|Stephanie Wyatt||Sign Language Interpreter||Clearwater||727-791-5942|
|Mary Deschamps||Accessibility Technician||Clearwater||727-341-3371|
|Regina Miller||Sr Tech Support Specialist||EpiCenter||727-341-3146|
|Dustin Campbell||Technology Support Specialist||EpiCenter||727-341-3029|
|Kelley Ferranti||Career Placement Specialist||Clearwater||727-341-3297|
|Rita Ajazi||Sr Administrative Svcs Assist||EpiCenter||727-341-4510|
|Aimee Stubbs||Director, Accessibility Services||EpiCenter||727-341-3398|
REGISTER FOR SERVICES
Who is eligible?
As a student at SPC with a documented disability, you may be eligible to receive services. If you think you have a disability but have not had it documented, your campus Accessibility Coordinator will explain how to get proper testing or assessment. To be documented, you must have a recent report from a licensed physician or psychologist or an IEP or SOP from your high school.
What Services are Available?
Appropriate, reasonable accommodations are offered based on documented needs. Accommodations might include:
- Adaptive technology
- Early registration
- Sign language interpreters
- Real-time captioning
- Testing arrangements
- Classroom modifications
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Students who use these services tend to have:
- Higher GPAs
- Fewer withdrawals from courses
- Better graduation rates
Narrowing the Gulf Conference
The 20th Annual Narrowing the Gulf for Underrepresented Students in Postsecondary Education Conference will be held April 4-5, 2019 at SPC's EpiCenter. The conference focuses on concepts, ideas and practical strategies that improve classroom instruction and support services for underrepresented students that, in turn, benefit all students.
The conference is co-sponsored by SPC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Retention Services Department and the Florida Association of Higher Education and Disability (FL-AHEAD).
Equal Access/Equal Opportunity Statement
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at email@example.com. View Equity Report.