Accessibility

We are committed to providing access to all who visit, work, and study on campus. This page provides you with a general overview of accessibility of our resources.

Student accommodations are coordinated by the Disability Resource Center. Faculty and staff, including student-staff, accommodations are coordinated by Human Resources. Please review the information below to get connected to the appropriate resource so Bellevue College can meet your access needs.

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Students with disabilities have the right to appropriate accommodation in their classrooms and throughout the physical and digital campus environments. Student accommodations are coordinated through the DRC. The following links provide quick access to specific areas of support provided by the college.

There is a formal process for students to initiate services and request accommodations. New students or those who have never before contacted the DRC for services should review information on getting started at the DRC. Students who are already registered with the DRC need to request accommodations each term and do so via MyDRC. Step-by-step user guides for how to request accommodations can be found on the MyDRC User Guide page.

Students needing accommodations for a campus program or special event, please contact the event coordinator or sponsor in advance to set up this accommodation.

  • Location: U001
  • Phone: (425) 564-2498
  • Email: drc@bellevuecollege.ede
  • TTY for Deaf & Hard of Hearing: (425) 564-6189
  • Fax: (425) 564-5110

Human Resources (HR)

Employees with disabilities have the right to appropriate workplace accommodations and throughout the physical and digital campus environments. Faculty and staff, including student-staff, accommodations, are coordinated through HR. The following information provides information on how to contact HR.

Employees needing accommodations for a campus program or special event, please contact the event coordinator or sponsor in advance to set up this accommodation.

Campus Access

Entries and Elevators

BC maintains a Campus Accessibility Map covering ramps, elevators, gender neutral bathrooms, mothering rooms, bus stops, and other public bathrooms.  There is also a general Campus Map, Parking Map, and a Bus & Bicycle Map.  Please contact the DRC so we can work to fix problems if you find missing or incorrect information on these maps.  You can also contact us if you find an automatic door broken or poorly functioning, or encounter another access barrier (e.g. broken elevator, construction/landscaping/event blocking access).

Parking

BC provides reserved parking spaces for disabled students, staff, and visitors in most parking lots and each level of parking garage.  Lot C7 on the west side of campus is completely for accessible parking. If all reserved accessible parking spaces are full, cars showing a disabled parking placard, plate, decal or tab are legally allowed to park in any parking space on campus.  You may not park in fire lanes, bus zones, driveways, etc.  If you park in a reserved space without the disabled parking placard, etc. you can be cited with a BC parking ticket.  Read more on the WA State Licensing for Disabled Parking.

If you want to report a vehicle in an accessible parking space that does not have a valid disability parking placard, etc. please contact Public Safety in B132 or by calling 425-466-9365.

Website Access

All Bellevue college web contributors are required to develop websites that are accessible. The college has adopted policies that are consistent with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (see policy 5110). In websites we develop we strive to meet the standards set forth by Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0, AA standard. If you encounter areas of our website that are not accessible, please let us know as soon as possible by using the Website Feedback form, or via an ITS Service Desk Request.

Accessible Technology & Computing Lab Access

The Disability Resource Center collaborates with Computing Services to provide accessible and assistive technologies for students with disabilities. Adaptive technology can be made available in campus classrooms or computing labs to meet individual needs. Common assistive technologies are already available in the Open Lab (N250) and some other labs throughout campus. Computers and equipment are configured in the Disability Resource Center (U001) to provide users access and training for specific software and hardware. Please view DRC Technology for more information.

Library Access

The Library Media Center provides personal assistance, closed-captioning devices, large-print materials and accessible workstations for individuals requiring assistive technology or alternative formats.

American Sign Language Interpreters

If a student requires a sign language interpreter in the classroom, they use this form to request an ASL interpreter. If a sign language interpreter is needed for a campus program or special event, please contact the event coordinator or sponsor to request this accommodation.

Disability Resource Center

If a faculty or staff member requires a sign language interpreter, they should contact Human Resources. If a sign language interpreter is needed for a campus program or special event, please contact the event coordinator or sponsor to request this accommodation.

Human Resources

Contacting Campus Offices

A TTY line to the college campus is available in the DRC. The college’s TTY or TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number is 425-564-6189.

If you would like to contact other offices on campus directly, you can also take advantage of the Washington Relay Service—this is a free service if you are calling the campus within the local calling area.