Accessibility | Southwestern Illinois College

SWIC is dedicated to providing an accessible environment and reasonable accommodations for students and visitors with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA). For information, contact the Disability & Access Center at 618 235-2700, ext. 5368 (voice callers) or 618 234-3347 (TDD for deaf or hard-of-hearing callers). Our Team is ready to assist you!

ACCESS STATIONS

Access Stations are available in various student support areas such as the Libraries, Success Center, Cyber Lounge, and Career Center.  Each station is identified with the type of access equipment and software available. Contact the Disability & Access Center for information.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Parking lots at various locations on each campus have reserved spaces for vehicles displaying handicap license plates or valid handicap parking placards.

ACCESSIBLE ROUTES – ELECTRONIC ENTRANCES

Level pathways to exterior automatic door openers are at various locations of each of the campus buildings.

ELEVATORS

Elevators are at various locations within each of the campus buildings.

LARGE AREA HEARING ASSIST SYSTEMS

Large area hearing assist systems are available in the Belleville Campus Theaters in the Main Building and Liberal Arts Complex, as well as the Gymnasium.

OPEN COLLEGE EVENTS

The College will respond to requests from students and campus visitors who need disability-related accommodations for attendance at open events. Requests for sign language interpreters, assistive listening systems or other forms of access should be made by contacting the hosting department in advance so arrangements can be made.

READSPEAKER TEXT-TO-SPEECH ACCESS

SWIC utilizes ReadSpeaker, a text-to-speech technology to help people interact with the College’s webpages and online learning platform, Blackboard, in an auditory manner. ReadSpeaker is not only compatible with both MAC and PC’s, it is also multi-lingual.

REST ROOMS – EMERGENCY PHONES

Accessible restrooms with emergency phones are available in each of the campus buildings.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for SWIC students with disabilities are available through the Disability & Access Center.

REPORTING A BARRIER TO ACCESS

Southwestern Illinois College is committed to ensuring equal access for individuals with disabilities.  Therefore, our goal is to remove barriers to facilities wherever they exist.  Please help to make SWIC a barrier-free environment by notifying the college of any issues you may have encountered.

To report a concern, contact one of the departments below so SWIC can effectively maintain access by removing barriers as quickly as possible.

Physical Plant

PHONE: (618) 235-2700, ext. 5284

EMAIL:  PhysicalPlant@swic.edu

HOURS:

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Disability & Access Center

PHONE: (618) 235-2700, ext. 5368 or TDD:  (618) 234-3347

EMAIL:  disabilityandaccesscenter@swic.edu

HOURS:

Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.