The DRC works with faculty and staff to ensure that all of our programs, services and facilities are accessible and usable by students with disabilities. The DRC takes a collaborative approach with faculty in assisting students. Helping faculty facilitate access and success of accommodations for students is central to the DRC’s mission. Many accommodations are curriculum based, therefore the DRC must work in concert with faculty to ensure successful service delivery. If there is ever a question or need for clarification on any matter related to DRC students or services, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We deeply appreciate your continued support!
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This page has multiple sections: Faculty Responsibilities if they have a student with alternative testing accommodations, Student Responsibilities if they have an alternative testing accommodation, two important notes regarding scheduling Finals and Academic Dishonesty, and lastly an outline of the Testing Process, from start to finish. The term ‘test’ on this page refers to any …more about Alternative Testing Procedure
How does a student get set up with your office for services? You can review the full process on our Getting Started page, but the main steps of the process are: submit a DRC Intake Form, submit documentation of disability, participate in an Intake appointment, submit a Request for Accommodations Form quarterly, submit additional forms …more about FAQs
At the start of each quarter, the DRC sends out a letter to all instructors who have a student using the DRC in their class. This is called a Letter of Accommodation or a Faculty Notification Letter. This letter outlines the student’s accommodations for the current quarter and while it is generally sent out at …more about Instructor Accommodation Letter
Please include the following statement on your course syllabus or main content page (web based courses) that directs students to the appropriate place for disability assistance. For more information, please visit the Bellevue College course syllabus template, which is housed in MyBC under Faculty Resources at https://go.mybcc.net/instruction/instructionoffice/Syllabus%20Template/Forms/AllItems.aspx. The Disability Resource Center serves students with a …more about Disability Syllabus Statement
We at the DRC understand that as faculty, you have plenty of options for which text to choose for your course. Your choice has a direct impact on students, and often in ways not immediately apparent. One of those less apparent effects may be on students with disabilities who have an accommodation of ‘Alternative Text.’ …more about Choosing Your Course Texts
Many instructors offer online or hybrid courses, or at minimum have a portion of their class online. The DRC is currently partnering with the Office of Instruction and Information Technology Services to create a checklist for accessible online content but in the meantime, please utilize the guidelines outlined by Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM). You …more about Creating Accessible Online Content
When creating content, there are a few basic steps that should be followed in order to assure your content is accessible. It is recommended that documents are started in Microsoft Word and then appropriately exported into PDF. A checklist is provided, with detailed instructions for each step outlined below. To see why creating accessible documents …more about Creating Accessible Documents – Word and PDFs
The accommodation of a volunteer note taker is one of our more common accommodations. If you receive a Letter of Accommodation (LoA) that includes this accommodation, we will need some assistance in recruiting a volunteer! We try to make this as easy as possible and so have provided a ‘script’ in the LoA for you to read …more about Volunteer Note Taker
Many times technology is used in accommodating students. This technology could range from simple tape or digital voice recorders, specialized keyboards and pointing devices, to complex text-to-speech or voice recognition software. The DRC aims to provide the best technology available to students with the caveat that technology is no panacea for disability related access issues. …more about Commonly Used Technology
The community of disability service providers in post-secondary education has made a wide range of resources available free and online. Here are some of these resources you might find helpful. The DRC also provides group and one-on-one training. Please contact us for more information Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction (University of Washington DO-IT Program) …more about Additional Training & Resources
The BC Accommodations Policy states: Bellevue College is committed to providing each qualified student with a disability equal opportunity in accessing the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs, and activities. These will be provided in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Washington Law …more about Disabilities in a Nutshell: Primer for Faculty