Disability Support Services

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Eligibility For Services

Students that have a disability in one or more of the following categories may be eligible for services. An intake packet, interview and/or relevant documentation from external sources may be requested to substantiate the student’s disability and determine eligibility:

  • Deaf/Hearing
  • Speech/Language
  • Blind/Visual
  • Neurological/Nervous System
  • Psychological/Emotional

  • Mobility
  • Learning
  • Chronic/Acute Health
  • Temporary disability due to accident, illness, etc.
  • Other

Accommodation Examples

  • Note Taking
  • Scribe/Reader
  • Print enlargement
  • E-text
  • Testing accommodations
  • Adjustable furniture

  • Digitalr ecorders
  • Assistive technology
  • Accessible parking
  • Priority registration
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Referrals and resources

Transferring Between Colleges and Disability Services Offices

If you are transferring from another college to BBCC or transferring from BBCC to another college and plan on utilizing disability services, the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges has provided the following resources to assist you in your transition:

                  Disability Service Transfer Checklist
                  Transfer of Documentation Form
                  Instructions on Filling Out Transfer of Documentation Form

Disability - Related Complaints

Students who have complaints regarding disability-related issues should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at (509) 793-2027 or the Dean of Student Services at (509) 793-2077. Complaint procedures are found in the student handbook under the Discrimination, Harassment, and/or Sexual Harassment section.Students who have complaints regarding disability-related issues should contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at (509) 793-2027 or the Dean of Student Services at (509) 793-2077.

Reasonable Accommodation and Compliance

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Service Animals on Campus Policy

 

Compliance:

BBCC complies with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. BBCC is free from discrimination in the recruitment, administration, and treatment of students. The Disability Support Services (DSS) office at BBCC provides voluntary and confidential support services for students with documented disabilities in one or more of the following categories: Deaf/Hearing, Speech/Language, Blind/Visual, Neurological/Nervous System, Psychological/Emotional, Mobility, Learning, Chronic/Acute Health, and Temporary/Other. To ensure maximum participation by all students with disabilities, the college will:

  • Provide programs and facilities that are accessible to all students with disabilities
  • Determine and implement reasonable accommodations that meet the individual needs of students with disabilities

Hours

Mon-Thurs7:30-5:00
Friday7:30-2:30
Sat-SunClosed

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Disability Support Services Contact

Disability Support Services Staff

DSS Coordinator, Azucena Halmsteiner

Halmsteiner, Azucena

Disability Support Services Coordinator/SASS
AzucenaH@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2027
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