Disability Services

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Students must meet with the Testing and Disability Services Specialist before accommodations can be arranged. If academic accommodations are necessary, a "Faculty Accommodation Letter" will be prepared by Disability Services for students to give their instructors.  For other access issues to campus programs and services, meet with Disability Services to discuss arrangements. We encourage students to do this as soon as possible each semester to discuss such matters in confidence. 

  • All services are provided free of cost as part of the student’s tuition.
  • Students who wish to receive accommodations should request services EACH semester and provide a new Letter of Accommodation to instructors. 
  • Records are protected by FERPA.  
  • Requests for records from outside agencies must be submitted in writing and bear the signature of the student in question.
  • All requests for records may be subject to a one week waiting period to allow for processing.
  •  Individuals needing testing accommodations should complete the accommodation request process before taking their college placement test at UACCB.
  • Students requesting accommodations that require time to arrange should register with theTesting & Disability Services office a minimum of ten business days prior to the start of each semester to ensure accommodations are available by the first day of classes.  Examples of this include, but are not limited to, texts in alternate formats and audio players. Some accommodations, such as sign language interpreters, may need more than ten days to arrange.
  • Students eligible for assistive technology equipment must complete the appropriate checkout form upon receipt of the item and return the item at the conclusion of each semester. Failure to do so may result in a "hold" or charge being placed on the student's account which may affect future registration and access to grades and transcripts.
  • Instructors will provide student accommodations only after they have received a current Faculty Accommodation Letter from the student.
  • Students may be asked to show identification (student ID or driver's license) before taking an accommodated exam in the Testing Center.
  • Personal belongings (cell phones, purses, book bags, etc) are not permitted in testing areas.  We have lockers you can use. 
  • Accommodated tests will be given on the same date and time as they are given in class unless approval is provided by the instructor to do otherwise.
  • Should cheating occur, the test will be confiscated and the incident reported immediately to the instructor.
  • For additional procedures please see the Disability Services Handbook below.

Disability Services Handbook

Service Animals on Campus

For more information read "ADA Requirements - Service Animals" at: https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Current rabies vaccinations are required for service animals. See "Section II: Vaccinations" HERE 

Personal Counseling

Currently enrolled students are eligible to receive mental health counseling services.
If interested, contact: Maggie Beshears, LPC, Director of Counseling. 870-612-2035 Email: maggie.beshears@uaccb.edu.  Office: Main Classroom Building (MCB) room 233E.

Disability Services Compliance/Grievance Process

Students with concerns regarding their accommodations should follow the ADA Grievance Procedure listed in the UACCB Disability Services Handbook.
A hard copy is available upon request.  Faculty with questions regarding student accommodations should contact the Testing & Disability Specialist or the Director of Testing & Disability Services.

Community Resources

The linked document below has a variety of resources in Independence County including food pantries, shelter, utilities, medical, education and childcare, family services, counseling services, legal services, alcohol and drug treatment centers, community clubs and organizations, and employment assistance.  While this is not an exhaustive list it will give you many resources for the county.

Independence County Resources

Additional Resources

Job Accommodation Network


U.S. Government Website on Disability Programs and Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Battered Women's Justice Project

Human Rights Campaign

GLBT National Help Center

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Military Veteran Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)

Suicide Hotline in Spanish
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)


Important Info

NOTICE TO NEW OR CURRENT STUDENTS: If you need to request accommodations or pick up a Faculty Accommodation Letter, please call: 870-612-2056 to make an appointment. Some meetings can also be done by phone. 

Disability Services assists in providing equal access for qualified students with disabilities to all curricular and co-curricular opportunities offered by the institution.  Specifically, Disability Services works diligently to:

  • Ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations so as to have equal access to all institutional programs and services regardless of the type and extent of the disability in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008
  • Inform the campus community of the availability of equipment and technology helpful to those with disabilities
  • Define and describe the procedures for obtaining services and accommodations
  • Advocate for equal access, accommodations, and respect for students with disabilities within the campus community

Contact Info

Billy Stidham

Testing and Disability Services Specialist
Office: MCB 232


Louise Hughes

Director of Testing and Disability Services
Office: MCB 232

Equal Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville to prohibit discrimination of its students, faculty, and staff and to make every effort to eliminate discrimination within the UACCB community. UACCB should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, which is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation and exploitation. UACCB is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, age, gender, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited. Anyone with questions regarding this policy may contact the Title IX Coordinator, the Personnel Officer, or the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs by calling 870-612-2000 or in writing to University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, P.O. Box 3350, Batesville, Arkansas, 72503-3350.

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