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Important Announcement

The Learning Accommodations Center is excited to inform the NECC College Community that we have changed our name to:

Center for Accessibility Resources & Services

Reason for the name change:

  • to reflect the growth of our area.
  • to modernize our language.
  • to change the focus to “Accessibility”
  • to emphasize we are a campus resource for students, faculty, staff and administrators!

Resources and services include:

  • Disability & Deaf Cultural awareness
  • student access services
  • accessibility planning
  • universal design
  • accessible media
  • assistive technology

and our newer collaborations with local high school transitional programming which includes:

  • the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative Grant (MAICEI)
  • Transitional Opportunities Program (TOPS) .

Questions? Please contact us at 978-556-3654

Connect With the Services You Need to Succeed at NECC

If you are a student with documented disabilities or are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services can connect you to the services you need to succeed at NECC.

The Center for Accessibility Resources & Services, located on both the Haverhill and Lawrence Campuses, determines the types of resources that will provide equal access to students with a documented disability who are enrolled in credit or noncredit courses.

NOTE: Students who have a disability but do not anticipate a need for accommodations or services while at NECC are also encouraged to register with the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services.

Disability related documentation is kept strictly confidential, and students can present documentation without requesting services or accommodations. Should an unanticipated need for services or accommodations arise, the Center for Accessibility Resources & Services can begin to assist the student without delay if their disability related documentation is already on file.

Go to Our Process page to get started.

Potential Accommodations and Support Services Include but are not Limited to:


  • Accessible furniture
  • Accommodation Assistants in the classroom (such as scribes)
  • Assistive Technology
  • Audio recorded lectures
  • Classroom and environmental modifications, such as preferential seating and testing accommodations
  • Extended time for testing
  • Note taking support
  • Paraprofessional Accommodations Assistants
  • Special computer software and other devices

Support Services:

  • Consultation and training to staff, faculty, administrators, students and the community about the College’s legal obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
  • Disability related educational support and advising
  • Faculty mediation
  • Support Groups
  • Workshops

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