Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC

Date posted: October 13, 2014
Susan Gjolmesli and Cajun

DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli was published today in BC’s The Watchdog with an article on understanding guide dog teams and proper etiquette.  Click here to be taken to The Watchdog, or read the transcript below! Open letter from a guide dog team at Bellevue College October 7, 2014 by Susan Gjolmesli On behalf of the DRC …more about Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC


Disability in the Watchdog

Date posted: October 1, 2014

BC’s newspaper, the Watchdog, interviewed DRC Assistant Director AJ Duxbury for their article on the Fall Open House.  The Watchdog also interviewed DRC Director Susan Gjolmesli for their article on Disability Awareness Month.  Check out the Fall Open House article here, the Disability Awareness Month article here or read the transcripts below!     Get involved on campus: …more about Disability in the Watchdog


Counseling Services on Campus

Date posted: September 24, 2014
Left hand side of picture is a gray background with information about Counseling Services. On the right is a picture of 6 people on benches chatting.

Bellevue College’s Counseling Department, located on the second floor in the B-Building, offers free confidential counseling and consultation services for both students and faculty.  Please feel free to contact the front desk at 425.564.2212 if you have any questions.         What counseling services are available for students?  Short-term confidential personal counseling (approximately 6 …more about Counseling Services on Campus


A Successful Open House!

Date posted: September 24, 2014

The DRC hosted a successful Open House on Sept. 17th from 1:30 to 4:30PM.  Students, staff and faculty all enjoyed cake, cookies, refreshments, getting to know the DRC staff and creating postcards for the Disability Postcard Project.  Check out pictures below!  


Celebrate Disability Pride Month with the Disability Postcard Project!

Date posted: September 5, 2014
Cloud background with cutout letters explaining the Disability Postcard Project

  The disability postcard project aims to show the attitudes and experiences surrounding disability in society through anonymous postcard art.  Submitted postcards will be displayed in the cafeteria during Disability Pride Month the last week of October and uploaded to Tumblr with alternate text for descriptions. Submit your anonymous postcard art!  Explore the meaning of …more about Celebrate Disability Pride Month with the Disability Postcard Project!


The DRC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the ADA

Date posted: July 31, 2014
Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary Celebration on July 24, 2014 from 12 to 2PM in the Gallery, D271

      On July 24, 2014 the Disability Resource Center, with support from Student Services and the Office of Equity and Pluralism, celebrated the 24th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act!  Signed on July 26, 1990, the ADA finally gave people with disabilities their full civil rights – from employment opportunities …more about The DRC Celebrates the 24th Anniversary of the ADA


Disability Resource Center Staff Discuss the ADA and Disability Culture

Date posted: July 16, 2014
Sonya of KCBS sits at a microphone.

Recently, Bellevue College’s own radio station, 91.3 KBCS, interviewed Director Susan Gjolmesli, Assistant Director AJ Duxbury, and Disability Specialist Colin Donovan to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Culture in general.  Take a listen here or read the transcripts below! Thank you Sonya of KBCS, http://kbcs.fm/, for the opportunity to help spread the …more about Disability Resource Center Staff Discuss the ADA and Disability Culture


Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

Date posted: July 16, 2014

Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology. As digital life increasingly moves to the world of smartphones and tablets, some disabled people with visual, hearing and other impairments are feeling …more about Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple


Autism Spectrum Navigators on KING5

Date posted: April 23, 2014
ASN Program featured on KING5 New Day

Sara Gardner, Program Manger for the Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) along with Nathan Olson, ASN member, student at Bellevue College and author, joined host Margaret Larson on KING5’s New Day segment to talk about the program. Nathan’s book, “A Journey Through My Heartland” is a short memoir about being diagnosed with high-functioning Autism at 22. …more about Autism Spectrum Navigators on KING5


Gartner Says Companies Should Deploy Technologies to Address IT Accessibility

Date posted: April 14, 2014

“People with disabilities make up 15 percent of the world ‘s population and some of the assistive technology marketed to people with disabilities can also be sold to the other 85 percent of the population that is “situationally disabled” by their environmental conditions, at work and at play,” said Andrew Johnson, managing vice president at …more about Gartner Says Companies Should Deploy Technologies to Address IT Accessibility