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Students With Disabilities

During the break between semesters (May 13-24) we are not open for test proctoring. In addition, we will be working remotely while our office is moved to a temporary location (L2722) due to construction over the upcoming year. We will have staff available remotely to answer calls and emails between 8am-5pm Mon-Thurs, and 8am-12pm Fridays. In-person services will resume May 28th.

Accessible, Inclusive and Supportive

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) ensures that Normandale students get equal access to our courses, programs, and events.

If a disability barrier affects your learning, contact the OSD to discuss your needs. We are here year-round to provide support and foster your educational journey. Normandale values diversity in our college community, and we work hard to provide equal access for students.

Watch Our Introductory Video

Register With the OSD

Make an appointment for an intake interview; we'll discuss what reasonable accommodations you may be eligible for and how to implement them.

Use Your Accommodations

You've registered with the OSD, now what? Learn more about accessing your Normandale accommodation plan.

Tools and Resources

We've put our disability-related brochures, assistive technology tools, handbooks, study skills resources and guides together in one place.

Access Resources

Disability Examples

  • Mental health (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention deficit disorders (ADHD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Brain injuries
  • Hearing and vision losses
  • Physical disabilities
  • Other health-related disabilities (epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia)


Individualized accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis and may include things such as:

  • Extra time and/or a quiet place for tests
  • Test proctoring
  • Note taker or classroom presentation slides
  • Provision of and/or orientation to assistive technology
  • Audio format textbooks
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adjustable tables or chairs
  • Other reasonable accommodations that provide equal access to programs, services and activities

Other Services

We also provide services such as:

  • Organization and time management assistance
  • Feedback on course selection
  • Guidance with contacting faculty
  • Referral to other services on campus such as tutoring or advising and counseling
  • Support for coping with a disability in college

There is no charge for these accommodations or services. See the OSD Student Handbook for more details.


See our list of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) from students with disabilities and their parents.  

Visit the OSD

Still considering Normandale? Students with disabilities can schedule a tour of the OSD and campus; we’ll provide info that helps you transition from high school to college.

Dr. Ester smiles at the camera.

"As a college community we stand ready to help during this exciting educational endeavor. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the available support services and seek assistance whenever necessary."

Dr. Joyce C. Ester, President, Normandale Community College

Office for Students with Disabilities Team


Office for Students with Disabilities

L 2722 (opening back up for on-campus services May 28, 2024)

Please note: we have moved to the other side of the Library (turn left instead of right) due to construction taking place June '24 to Aug '25.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday virtual hours 8 a.m. to noon

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