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Disability Support Services

Vision

Students will experience an inclusive, barrier-free campus and acquire the tools, resources, and knowledge to reach their goals.

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive counseling, accommodations, and other support services for individuals with disabilities, which will empower them to pursue their educational goals and access Spokane Falls Community College programs and services.

What is Disability Support Services (DSS)?

DSS ensures that Spokane Falls Community College programs, services and facilities are accessible, as required by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. DSS determines and implements reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities.


Qualifying for Services

You may qualify for accommodations if:

  • you have a disability that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities
  • you have a record of such impairment
  • your impairment is medically recognizable or diagnosable

Initiating Services

  • Complete an Inquiry Form, which provides DSS with information about your disability.
  • If you have it, submit documentation of your disability. Here are our documentation guidelines.
  • Once these have been submitted, schedule an appointment with DSS.
  • DSS staff will review your documentation and discuss the impact of your disability with you in order to determine what is needed to provide equal access to SFCC programs.

Remember, if you don't have documentation, you can still meet with DSS staff to discuss your situation.

Questions? Need further assistance?

Contact us. DSS is located in the Student Union Building (Bldg. 17), room 201.

Telephone: (509) 533-4166
VP: (509) 315-2310
Fax: (509) 533-4171


Assistive Technology Available

The Assistive Technology Center is located in the DSS, housing five computers with specialized software programs. Students are welcomed to use the Center anytime we are open. The specialized programs include: Jaws, Zoomtext, Inspiration, Kurzweil 1000 and 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and various tutorial programs.

Other Assistive Technology

The library, Computer Resource Center and Communication Learning Center also have accessible, specialized software programs on some computers.