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Military Accessibility at NECC

Welcome Veterans, Service Persons and Family Members!

The Center for Accessibility Resources & Services (CARS) at Northern Essex Community College is happy to make reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis for students with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be arranged to assist students with a disability(ies) through a private, interactive process with CARS. 

NOTE: Disability information and diagnosis is kept confidential and does not appear on NECC transcripts and/or other college records.

What are the resources you may need to get from point A to point B!

We invite all students to disclose their disability(ies) to our Center and provide necessary documentation required to substantiate the existence of a disability(ies).

Examples of disabilities:

  • Attention deficit disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Blind or low vision
  • Brain injury
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Psychological diagnoses

Men and women students wearing military attire

A few examples of Accommodations:

  • Accessible Furniture
  • Alternative Textbook Formats (such as PDF, ePUB or Word documents)
  • Assistive Technology (such as digital recorder, magnifiers, assistive listening device)
  • Audio Recording Lectures
  • Note Taker Support
  • Preferential Seating
  • Testing Accommodations
    • extended time
    • reduced distraction environment
    • separate room, if needed

Our Center for Accessibility Resources & Services is proud to comply with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.  Once a student provides appropriate documentation, personnel will work confidentially and collaboratively with each student to determine whether the individual is eligible for accommodations and how we can best assist with this process.  

For further information, please contact the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services (CARS)

Telephone: 978-556-3654

Haverhill Campus: Behrakis Student Center, Rm SC111

Lawrence Campus: Dimitry Building,  Rms L106 and L128


Veterans Services and Special Populations Coordinator, Angela McCrillis SC214,

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