Accessibility/Disability Services

Minnesota North College is committed to ensuring equal access to our facilities, services and academic programs for students with disabilities. The Accessibility/Disability Services office (formerly Disability Services) works in partnership with faculty, staff and students to remove disability-related barriers to education through reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. No academically qualified student with a disability will be denied access to or participation in the services, programs, and activities of Minnesota North College.

We provide information and resources to support an environment that is accessible and inclusive for all individuals.

Students seeking disability-related accommodations must self-disclose the nature of their disability to the Accessibility/ Disability Services office. We serve currently enrolled students (including PSEO) who experience barriers in school settings due to the impact of a diagnosis such as:

  • Mental health conditions
  • Learning disabilities
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Blind, vision loss or impairment
  • Deaf, deafness, hearing loss
  • Physical disabilities
  • Brain injuries
  • Severe allergies
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Other conditions that lead to disability

Get started with Accessibility/Disability Services

Students who have a disability or believe they may have a disability are invited to register with the Accessibility/ Disability Services office to initiate accommodations and other supports.

  1. Apply. Complete the Accessibility /Disability Services Application.
  2. Submit documentation. Attach disability-related documentation* to the Accessibility/ Disability Services Application or provide an electronic copy of your documentation to your home campus Accessibility/ Disability Services staff person.
  3. Check your Minnesota North College email account. Applications and documentation will be reviewed by Accessibility/ Disability Services personnel, and you will be contacted via your Minnesota North College email address regarding next steps.
  4. Meet and complete. Complete an Intake Appointment (approximately 1 hour) with Accessibility/ Disability Services staff from your home campus to discuss reasonable and appropriate accommodations aimed at providing equal access to your courses, course materials or Minnesota North College facilities.

*Examples of helpful documentation:

  • Copy of an IEP/504 Plan and most recent high school evaluation report
  • Psychological or neuropsychological evaluation
  • Letter from a qualified professional
  • Medical chart or history

Please note: Students may be asked to provide additional updated and/or relevant documentation during their time at Minnesota North College.

Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through an interactive request process and conversations between the student and Accessibility/ Disability Services personnel. Once a student is registered with Minnesota North College Accessibility/ Disability Services, academic accommodation requests need to be made each semester for which an accommodation is needed.

Semester Accommodation Renewal

Are you already registered with Accessibility/Disability Services but need to renew your approved Semester Accommodations request?  Click the Semester Accommodations Request below.

Accessibility Resources Campus Contacts

Ann Vidovic

ann.vidovic@minnesotanorth.edu
218.398.7306 Cell
218-322-2433 Office

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Matt Jarva

matt.jarva@minnesotanorth.edu
218-550-2608

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Kevin Langdon

kevin.langdon@minnesotanorth.edu
218-550-2524

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Contact the Accessibility/Disability Services office on your home campus (listed above). If you are unsure which is your home campus, check eServices or call Minnesota North College at 800-224-4422

Minnesota North College follows Minnesota State Board Policy 1B.4 Access and Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities.

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