Remote DS Procedures:

In response to COVID-19 and our collective commitment to prioritize the health and safety of our students, staff, and faculty at North, most classes are to be delivered online or in alternative formats for the duration of Summer and Fall quarters.

During this time, students will have limited access to on-site services. As a result, some services will not be available or will be offered in different ways, in accordance with local, state, and national guidelines.

Please note, effective Nov. 6, Student Services offices will be closed on Fridays at noon for ctcLink statewide technology conversion training.

Testing:
All exams will be administered remotely, unless otherwise specified.

Faculty are to work with student’s receiving testing accommodations directly to ensure this adjustment is adhered to and provided, as specified in their Letter of Accommodation (LOA). During remote operations, student’s will not be required to submit the Testing Center’s Test Tracking Form. Arrangements will be coordinated with the specific student and adjusted by faculty, as needed.

Submitting Documentation:
All medical and academic documentation must be submitted to Disability Services electronically. Please email such information to ds@seattlecolleges.edu or to the Director of Disability Services, Dr. Josef Mogharreban: josef.mogharreban@seattlecolleges.edu.

Access Planning Meeting:
To receive services, students are required to meet with the DS Director to conduct an Access Planning Meeting (APM) to discuss the ways in which a student’s documented disability impacts their academic performance and to identify appropriate accommodations and/or auxiliary aids.

At this time, all APM’s are conducted remotely through Zoom. Once documentation has been submitted, please contact DS to schedule an Access Planning Meeting with DS Director. Appointments can be made by either calling the DS office at 206.934.3697, emailing the DS office at ds@seattlecolleges.edu.

Frequently Used Documents:
New Student Information Form
Release of Information
Request to Renew Accommodations
ASL Request Form

Disability Services

Welcome to Disability Services (DS), a unit within Student Success Services at North Seattle College. DS provides equal access to students with documented disabilities and acts in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Disability is defined as any physical, neurological, psychological, or sensory condition that significantly interferes with learning or participation in classes and campus activities.

Disability Services recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community and is dedicated to ensuring students with disabilities have access and the opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life.

Who is eligible to receive services through Disability Services?

Students who have a documented disability and provide documentation of the disability that impacts their academic performance may be eligible.

Students are responsible for self-disclosing their disability to DS and for providing documentation in order to determine eligibility. The contact must be by the student and not a representative of the student.

Eligible students must also meet the academic and technical standards required for admission to college programs or activities.  
We serve students with a wide variety of visible and invisible disabilities including but not limited to:

  • Migraines
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dyslexia/Dysgraphia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Hearing Loss
  • Diabetes and other medical conditions

What types of accommodations are available?

Accommodations are modifications in how students participate in classes and activities. These modifications allow students to meet standards, but do not change them. Academic adjustments give students equal access to the educational opportunities.

Accommodations are individualized for each student and may include:

  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Books in Braille or electronic format
  • Exam accommodations
  • Furniture and equipment
  • Adaptive software
  • Notetakers

Students are encouraged to review the DS Student Handbook which offers an in depth discussion of our services and processes.