Student Accessibility Services
Formerly Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities will find many Student Support Programs at Shoreline Community College. Please note: some services may require up to six weeks prior notice.
Examples of Accommodations
- Priority registration
- Assistance with administration of exams and other testing accommodations
- Adaptive equipment, such as expanded computer keyboard, visual tech machine, Read & Write GOLD, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and JAWS software. Note: some technology and equipment services are available to the public.
- Note-taking assistance
- Assistance in negotiating classroom accommodations
- Referral for developmental classes and labs which build on basic skills in reading, writing and math
- Referral for Tutoring
- Assistance in obtaining textbooks in audio format
- Sign Language interpreters
- Referral for counseling services, including student advocacy, educational advising, career planning, self-esteem building, personal counseling
- Referral to financial aid and employment placement services for all qualified students regardless of sex, race, creed, color, age or disability
- Referral for learning disability assessment and interpretation of results
Get more information
For more information or an assessment of your individual needs, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Program. We are located in Student Support Programs, FOSS Building, Room 5226.
Students are welcome to drop in any time during the open hours of the office. Students who wish to speak specifically with the Program Specialist are encouraged to make an appointment.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
- You have a right to services and accommodations which will allow you to successfully compete on an equal basis with non-disabled students as long as you meet the basic requirements to perform activities of the program or occupation.
- You are responsible for your success at Shoreline Community College. In order to receive services, you must request them each quarter they are needed.
- If you are having trouble, you must let us know immediately so we can try to correct the difficulties. For example, if accommodations are not working in the classroom, contact the Student Accessibility Services office so other arrangements can be made.
- Confidentiality: we will not contact instructors regarding your need for classroom accommodation unless you have given specific permission for us to do so.
- If you have a grievance, please contact the office for information regarding the appeals process through the Office of Civil Rights and/or SCC campus process.
- If you need additional information about your rights, ADA, and/or Section 504 issues, you may contact: Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights: (206) 607-1600, or the Washington State Human Rights Commission, at 1-800-233-3247, TTY: 1-800-300-7525.
Shoreline Community College is committed to providing educational programs without regard to disabling conditions as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations will be made and no otherwise qualified individual with disabling conditions shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or service administered by the college.
Check here for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)