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Disability Services

Students with disabilities can request academic accommodations through the Student Success Center by scheduling an appointment with the Manager of Student Success.  Students must self-disclose and provide documentation by a qualified professional in order to be considered for accommodations.

Students with disabilities have the right to:

  • equal access to academic and co-curricular programs and services  
  • reasonable and appropriate accommodations determined on an individual basis
  • request disability services throughout the semester; self-disclosure must be timely  


Feel free to preview the accommodation forms, which are linked below, prior to meeting with the Manager of Student Success.

Request for Accommodations

Informed Consent

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology products and software is available in the Student Success Center and Library including Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Zoom Text, Image Reader, and a Large Print Keyboard.

Campus Accessibility

Mercy College of Health Sciences is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The College campus is handicapped accessible with designated handicapped parking, accessible doors for each building, elevators, ramps, and bathrooms that have been modified for accessibility.  Curb cuts are available at street intersections. Curb cuts or ramps are available near handicapped parking for accessibility to sidewalks and building entrances. 

For information related to campus or facilities accessibility or to request accommodations contact:

Kris Owens at (515) 643-6659 or email for additional information.

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Request Accommodations

To schedule an appointment,call Kris Owens at 515-643-6659 or email at KOwens@mercydesmoines.org


Dr. Kris Owens
Manager of Student Success

Local (515) 643-6659
Fax (515) 643-6702
Toll Free (800) 637-2994 ext 3-6659
Email  kowens@mercydesmoines.org

Office Location

Mercy Court Building, Garden Level

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Student Success Center
921 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1200