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