Disability Support Services
What are Accommodations?
An accommodation plan is determined on a case-by-case basis, according to the nature of the disabilty and to meet each student's individual needs. All accommodations are provided free of charge to qualified students.
Some of the accommodations we offer include:
- Accessible formats (braille, large print, e-text, audio software)
- Alternate furniture
- Summary Notes or recording of lecture/labs
- Extended testing time
- Quiet, distraction-reduced testing room
- Check-in appointments
How to Request Accommodations
You should take the following steps in order to request accommodations.
- Complete a Getting Started Form (available on www.clark.edu/dss website at our Steps to Requesting page).
- Provide DSS with current disability related documentation or complete DSS disability declaration form.
- Meet with DSS for an Access Meeting.
- Request your accommodations each term.
As a student, you are protected by strong privacy and confidentiality policies. Please note that no other individuals, including parents, case managers, etc., can request accommodations on your behalf.
Clark College will provide accommodations based on the current impact of the functional limitation(s) or symptoms of the disability. In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations, our process generally includes review of a student's documentation, the fundamental requirements of the program or course, and the self-report or story taken during the initial Access Meeting. We ask for documentation of a student's disability if they have it. We also have a process when a student doesn't have documentation.
Find our full documentation guidelines and an accessible version of this brochure at www.clark.edu/dss.
We’re here for you.
Clark College welcomes a diverse student body, and we are committed to promoting access and inclusion for all members of our campus community.
The law states that a disability is a type of physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Examples of types of disabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity
- Autism spectrum
- Health/physical (acute and/or chronic)
- Deaf/hard of hearing
- Mental health/psychological
- Temporary conditions
Clark College and the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office staff assist those with disabilities in pursuing their educational goals. The DSS staff is committed to assuring Clark College, its services, programs, and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in person: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays remote (phone/email): 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Disability Support Services
Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013
(360) 992-2314 phone
(360) 992-2879 fax
(360) 991-0901 video phone
Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal in its programs and activities. Learn more at www.clark.edu/nds
A downloadable version of this document is available at: DSS Brochure.