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Disability Support Services


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 DSS?

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

Qualifying for Services

You may qualify for academic 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.

Schedule an Appointment

  • Contact us and schedule a meeting with a DSS staff member to discuss your situation in a private confidential interview.
  • Be prepared to furnish the required documentation of your disability.
  • Upon review of your documentation, appropriate reasonable accommodations will be determined and implemented with your approval.

Questions? Need further assistance?

Contact us for more information on any disability-related topic. DSS is located in the Student Union Building (Bldg. 17), room 201. Call (509) 533-4166, or (TTY) (509) 533-3838.

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.

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