The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Bellevue College fosters transformational change to present disability as a valued part of life. Our students bring strong compensatory skills to the world and our job is to prepare them to compete in society with their peers.
Take a look at Spring 2020 Remote Learning, a webpage devoted to:
- clarifying accommodation differences between on-campus, online, and remote courses;
- best practices for students learning in a remote environment;
- resources for reporting bias incidents due to COVID19-related discrimination;
- CARES Act and Washington Connection funding options;
- resources for faculty teaching in a remote environment.
We provide a wide variety of accommodation services for disabled students, and we work to educate the community and foster inclusiveness.
- NEW OR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS visit the New Students tab for an overview of how to become registered with the DRC and receive accommodations.
- Information regarding your disability is confidential! This means registration with the DRC will not go on any transcripts, will not be shared with other colleges or universities, and is generally not shared with faculty, staff, or other students until you give us permission.
- Our office supports students in all High School Programs such as Running Start. We accept Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 plans for documentation but college accommodations are different from high school so review accommodation differences from secondary school to higher education to be prepared. These differences will be discussed during our registration process if you have any questions.
- Regardless of what medical documentation you may or may not have, please contact our office to have a discussion about how we may be able to support your academic goals. Obtaining documentation may be difficult and want to work with you regardless of your what documentation you may or may not have.
- CURRENT STUDENTS visit MyDRC to request accommodations and request test appointments or DRC Forms to submit Alternative Media Requests, the Syllabi Review Form, or the Sign Language Interpreter Request Form.
- FACULTY MEMBERS visit Overview of Resources for Faculty regarding how we can help you facilitate access and success of accommodations for your students and be sure to check out the MyDRC Faculty Portal for your list of students who have requested accommodations for all your classes, easy access to their accommodation lists as well as ability to fill out the online Test Proctoring Form for students with testing accommodations.
- And if you are a BC student diagnosed or identifying as autistic or neurodiverse, the Neurodiversity Navigators (formerly Autism Spectrum Navigators or ASN) program has many support options for you, including advocacy. Visit Neurodiversity Navigators for detailed program information, FAQs, resources, events, contact information, and more!
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is dedicated to service excellence in the provision of comprehensive and flexible accommodation plans, working with students, instructors, staff, administration and community contacts to ensure the successful academic endeavors and goals of qualified Bellevue College students with disabilities.
The DRC works in innovative ways to provide teaching and learning opportunities to college staff, faculty members and community partners to remove barriers to access and help further the understanding, support and success of the students we serve. We contribute to the disability justice movement, centered in a social justice model of disability, and work to incorporate concepts of universal design into all aspects of the Bellevue College environment.
The DRC helps students develop the critical skills necessary to achieve success, promoting self-advocacy, and seeks to better integrate people with disabilities–through structural, curricular, and attitudinal changes — into the overall pluralistic fabric of the college and community.