Accessibility and Disability Services
The Accessibility and Disability Services Office helps ensure students with disabilities experience equal access during their time at Ridgewater. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Assistive devices
- Course selection and program advising
- Sign language interpreting
Who Is Eligible for Accessibility and Disability Services?
An individual with a disability is defined as any person who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities
- Has a record of such an impairment
- Is regarded as having such an impairment
How to Apply for Accessibility and Disability Services
If you believe you need an accommodation, please submit an accommodation request form [PDF] Students may supplement the accommodation request form with additional documentation, if needed. View documentation guidelines [PDF] These forms may be submitted at any time during the semester.
Accommodation requests are reviewed on an individual, case-by-case basis. After the review, a disability services coordinator will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss possible accommodations. If you have not heard from disability services within a week of submitting information, please contact the office.
Request an Interpreter
Contact Accessibility and Disability Services
2 Century Avenue SE
Hutchinson, MN 55350
2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201
If you are an online student, please feel free to contact either of the Willmar or Hutchinson campus representatives.
Note: It is Ridgewater College policy to provide flexible and individualized services to students who have disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Please contact the Accessibility & Disability Services Coordinator on your campus to discuss your accommodation needs. This information is available in alternative formats upon request. Students with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred telecommunications relay service. Please allow adequate time for the college to respond to your request.