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Access & Ability Center

 We are not closed, but we are working remotely.

In response to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are working remotely at this time. This means we will not be physically present in our usual location on campus, but we will still be available through phone at (​559) 730 - 3805, email at AAC@cos.edu​, and through the COS online service, Cranium Cafe. 

The Virtual Access Lab is for questions relating to AAC, includi​ng how to use AAC services or how to sign up for services. The Lab is available:

Mondays and Tuesdays:  2pm to 4pm

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays:  10am to 12pm

Please join our Virtual Access Lab here.

These are drop-in hours using Zoom. You can sign on at anytime, and leave at anytime, during the hours above. If you communicate using ASL and would like to join us, please contact catrinac@cos.edu to arrange for an interpreter.


​Need Assistance?
We can help.​
​Current AAC student and you need your Accommodations Form? Or need to re-check out your Spring equipment for Fall?
Complete the "Online AAC Request Form" and we will send the signed AA Form to your COS email.​ If rechecking out equipment you already borrowed from us, submit a new form and check the appropriate items on the form.
​Need to securely submit a form to us ​electronically?

​Use our ​Secure Stud​ent Document Upload System. Be sure to choose "Access & Ability Center" and the type of form you are submitting to us!
Current AAC student & need to schedule an appointment with a counselor?
​Please call 730-3805 or email AAC@cos.edu​.
​Current AAC student needing testing services? Or Faculty with a question about Testing Services?
​Please call 429-5711 and leave a message with your name and number, and you will get a call back. You can also email AACtesting@cos.edu.
​Need help with Read and Write, audiobooks, or have high-tech questions?
​Please call 730-3982 or email nealp@cos.edu.
​Current AAC student and having difficulty with an instructor or class?​
​Please call 730-3805 or email AAC@cos.edu.​
​Interested in accessing AAC services at COS?
Scroll down and follow the steps under "Accessing Our Services"
​High school student interested in COS and accessing our services​?
Follow the steps under "Accessing Our Services." If you have any questions, email kyleca@cos.edu or call (559) 471-0216.
​Needing ASL Interpreting Services?
​Please call 737-4890 or email catrinac@cos.edu.
Have a question about the WorkAbility III program? Please email brittneyf@cos.edu​ with any questions.

​​Thank you, everyone, for remaining flexible at this time. 


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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​VISION:  The AAC envisions a college experience that is supportive, engaging, and barrier-free.

MISSION:  The AAC advocates for equal access to opportunities for student success.
Core Values
  • ACCESS:  We believe that educators who know and understand how to support our diverse student population will provide barrier-free opportunities in the classroom and on our campus.
  • POTENTIAL:  We believe that all students can motivate themselves to use individualized and interactive services to maximize their potential.
Our main office is on the Visalia Campus, in North Sequoia, Room 10. 
To reach us directly, our office phone number is (559) 730-3805​ or FAX: (559) 730-3803.
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