Disability Resource & Access (DRA)

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The NPC Disability Resource and Access Office (DRA) is responsible for coordinating support services for students with disabilities under the Carl Perkins Vocational Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

On average, the percentage of students with disabilities attending NPC varies from 8.2% to 12.3%. Factors that contribute to this percentage include high school programs, vocational rehabilitation referrals, and course availability.

A wide variety of support services are available through the DRA office to facilitate equal access to NPC classes and activities for students with disabilities. Services are determined on an individual basis and are provided at no charge for eligible students.  There are differences in services for students with disabilities in high school and collegeClick this link to learn more.

Examples of services that may be provided:

  • Assistance and advocacy with Northland faculty and staff;
  • Referral and coordination of services with appropriate local, state, and federal agencies/programs;
  • Adaptive equipment and materials;
  • List of Adaptive Equipment available to loan to students;
  • Note takers, scribes, and use of tape recorders;
  • Extended time on exams and other testing accommodations;
  • Assistance with class registration;
  • Campus/center orientation;
  • Sign language interpreters for deaf students;
  • Printed materials in audio or alternative formats.
  • List of Disability Media Resources (PDF)

Eligibility for Services

Students become eligible for services by:

  1. Completing the DRA application and releases of information;
  2. Submitting disability documentation;
  3. Meeting with an academic adviser and enrolling for classes;
  4. Meeting with the DRA Coordinator listed below, each semester to discuss accommodation needs.

More Information

Contact Information:

Sandy Manor
Disabilities Resource & Access Coordinator

White Mountain Campus - LC 128
1-800-266-7845, ext. 6178
Fax: (928) 532-6199
Send her an email.

Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD): (928) 537-2030


Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Director of Human Resources, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, AZ 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of Disability Resource and Access, 1001 W. Deuce of Clubs, Show Low, AZ 85901, (800) 266-7845. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.


Related Content

Academic Advising   Application Materials
ADA Services Guidelines   DRA Policies & Procedures
Application for DRA Services   Frequently Asked Questions

Elsewhere online

Americans with Disabilities Act   Carl Perkins Vocational Act