To support GRCC’s commitment to equity and inclusion, every effort should be made to make documents and publications in alternative formats available. All GRCC departments, programs, and student organizations are encouraged to include statements about the availability of accommodations or auxiliary aids on their materials.
These statements are a way of inviting individuals of all abilities to participate in creating a more accessible campus. By encouraging advance inquires, you can identify and implement needed accommodations early in a seamless fashion that normalizes rather than draws attention to access.
Please refer to the following statements to aid in this effort:
1. Event Statements
a. Limited Version – All participants are welcome. Those in need of accommodations please contact (sponsor/department info) at (telephone number).
b. Extended Version – Grand Rapids Community College encourages the entire campus community to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate a need for an accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please call (sponsor/department info) at (telephone number) in advance of your visit or program participation.
c. Abbreviated Version – Individuals who are differently abled that anticipate needing accommodations, auxiliary aids, or have questions about physical access are encouraged to call (sponsor/department info) at (telephone number) in advance of the event.
2. Publication Statements
a. This publication is available in alternative formats upon request. Please contact (sponsor/department info) for more details.
Requesting Printed Information in Alternative Format
- This accommodation typically entails providing a text only, alternative version of printed materials where the elements of the page (color, font size, etc.) can be modified or manipulated.
- For Faculty – Information on creating alternative format materials.
- For Students – Should you have a need for alternative format (i.e. Braille, CD, enlarged font); contact Disability Support Services at (616) 234-4140 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options or arrange an intake with a counselor.