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Temporary Injuries

We understand that a temporary injury can be very disruptive and, in some cases, adversely affect a student's ability to fully participate in their classes. Although temporary injuries do not qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and special services are not required to be delivered by the College, the Center for Disability Services will make every effort to provide assistance in such situations when resources are available.

Temporary Injury Affecting the Use of Dominant Arm or Hand. Assistance available through the Center For Disability Services:

  • Note-takers for classes
  • Scribes for tests
  • Use of a computer for in-class essays and essay tests
  • Extra time to complete tests

Temporary Injury Affecting Mobility. If mobility is an issue with the injury or surgery, mobility aids are prescribed by the doctor and appropriately fitted. Mobility aids could be a boot, crutches, scooter, manual wheelchair or motorized wheelchair. Transportation may become a problem. Our campus is small and centrally located. We do not have a campus transportation system. However, here are some transportation resources within the Charleston area:

  • Students living on campus, Herbert's Mobility (843.410.3933) rents scooters and will deliver them.

If the student lives off-campus, he/she can:

  • Arrange a ride to class with a friend or roommate
  • Call a cab
    • Yellow Cab: 843.577.6565
    • Black Cab Company: 843.216.2627
      Cabs are wheelchair accessible and they have a van with a lift
  • Use the CARTA bus system. Call 843.724.7420 or visit their website for routes, stop locations, schedules, and Tel-A-Ride Service. All of CARTA's vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

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