Disabled UW Alum Sues University Over Access

Exterior view of arena entrance with bronze husky statue in the foreground

KOMO News recently published an article about a University of Washington Law School graduate who uses a power chair suing the university over a lack of access to Alaska Airlines Arena, where the UW basketball and volleyball teams play.  You can read the article on the KOMO News website, or in the transcription provided below. …more about Disabled UW Alum Sues University Over Access


Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities

Student sits on a bench in a lobby with a bulletin board behind him

Disability Scoop recently published an article about The U.S. Department of Education’s plans to fund a new national center to help college students with disabilities.  You can read it on the Disability Scoop website, or in the transcription below.   Federal officials are looking to add new resources to support students with disabilities pursuing higher education. The …more about Feds Aim To Help College Students With Disabilities


Changing Perceptions: Making Study Abroad an Accessible Dream for All Students

Young woman in a wheelchair atop a mountain with more mountains in the background

Insight Into Diversity recently published an article on studying abroad for people with disabilities.  You can read it at the Insight Into Diversity website, or the transcription below. Nonprofit organizations are working together to make study abroad more accessible for underrepresented students and students with disabilities There is often a misconception — compounded by pamphlets and …more about Changing Perceptions: Making Study Abroad an Accessible Dream for All Students



An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College

Check out this letter from Jane Jarrow, a parent of a student with disabilities, as to the upcoming changes you can expect when your student heads to college.  You can read the original letter or the copy of it below, produced here with Jane’s permission. An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter …more about An Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College



ASN Featured by Bellevue College!

Wendy Holden, CWU's Director of Student Disability Services, Sara Gardner, BC's ASN Program Director, and Dr. Steven Martel, BC's Counseling Center Program Chair kick off a day of training in Ellensburg. Photo courtesy of Sara Gardner.

Bellevue College autism program to partner with Central Washington University.  Unique program helps students with autism succeed in higher education Bellevue College announced today it will partner with Central Washington University beginning spring quarter, 2015 to bring BC’s successful Autism Spectrum Navigators (ASN) program to the Ellensburg, Wash. campus. BC created the ASN program in …more about ASN Featured by Bellevue College!



Lydia Brown Wraps Up Disability Pride Month!

A brown street sign that reads Disability Pride Parade Way

October was Disability Pride Month here at BC.  Events ranged from technical trainings on accessible documents to the Disability Postcard Project, a collection of postcard-sized art with musings on what disability means.  Below are a few examples but you can check out the full blog of postcards, including image descriptions. The month was capped off …more about Lydia Brown Wraps Up Disability Pride Month!


Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC

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.  You can read the article at 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 Team …more about Open Letter from a Guide Dog Team at BC