These are some of the most frequently asked questions about disabilities and Disability Support Services. If your question or the information you are looking for isn't found below, feel free to call us at 509-533-4166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Disability parking on the SFCC campus is for any student, faculty or staff with a documented permanent or temporary disability which results in the need for more accessible parking.
Parking in spaces with the blue "Reserved-State Disabled Permit Required" symbol requires a current CCS permit as well as a disabled placard, or license plates, issued from the any state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Illegal parking in these spaces can result in a $250 fine from the Office of Campus Safety, and/or a $450 fine from the City of Spokane Parking Enforcement. Parking at meters requires payment, possessing a current disability placard does not negate payment at campus parking meters.
Documentation is medical verification of a condition provided by a doctor, psychologist, therapist, school, or other agency. Students obtain documentation and provide it to DSS.
Please fill out the DSS Inquiry Form, return it and request to meet with DSS staff to discuss your needs. Every individual situation is unique,regardless of what medical documentation you may or may not have, please come by our office to discuss how we may be able to support your academic goals.
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Accommodations are those services individually determined as needed for an individual student to attain equal access to SFCC programs and services. Some examples of accommodations are: interpreter for the deaf, larger print materials, alternate testing, assistive or adaptive technology.
The determination of academic accommodations is based on your documentation of disability, your individual needs, and on the requirements of the courses in which you register. Academic accommodations may include volunteer note takers, sign language interpreters, alternate formatted materials, extended time for testing, scribes, use of screen-reading programs, or disability parking. Depending on the courses in which you are enrolled, these accommodations can vary from quarter to quarter.
It is important that you notify the DSS office of your needs as soon as possible, so there is adequate time to get the needed accommodations in place. This is particularly important if you have a visual, hearing or physical impairment that requires the ordering of special materials, the placement of assistive equipment, or the assistance of a sign language interpreter. Notification of 4 to 6 weeks is a desirable time frame.
In providing academic accommodations, instructors are not required to lower or effect substantial modifications to the essential requirements of their courses. Students with disability are expected to fulfill the same course requirements and workload as any other student in the class.
Services of a personal nature, such as personal attendants, tutors, readers, typists, or prescribed devices, are the responsibility of the student, and therefore are not provided by the college.
However, you can access Peer Tutoring, online tutoring, the Math Learning Center, and Mosaic for tutoring.
Any time you encounter difficulty in your classes, you are welcome to come into the DSS to review your accommodations. Sometimes it's a case of trial and error to see what works best for a student in a particular class. Study skill habits are sometimes the culprit and will be reviewed if problems point in that direction.
In 2008, the Washington State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 6313: Recognizing Disability History in the Public Education System.
In accordance with RCW 28B.10.918 each October, public schools, colleges, and universities must conduct and promote educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. The activities may include school assemblies or guest speakers.
In the past, SFCC has hosted a Disability Resource Fair and hosted various speakers and educational programming.