Disability Services at Western
Disability Services Western Technical College provides support services for students with disabilities. There are a wide range of support services and accommodations that can assist you. These accommodations may include peer notetakers, enlargement of print materials, assistance at registration, alternative testing, additional orientation to campus, and adaptive equipment.
Upon request, your instructors will be notified about the accommodations you need.
To request disability support services, you must schedule an appointment with the instructional support specialist. You will need to bring documentation of your disability. Guidelines for Professional Reports Documenting Disabilities PDF. At this meeting you will discuss the classes you have registered for and the accommodations you need.
To ensure that support services are in place when classes begin, students should complete this process at least one month before entering Western by contacting:
Disability Services Specialist
Welcome Center, Room 164H
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Western provides specialized services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Interpreter services are provided to students, upon request, for classes, tutoring sessions, and all other related academic and social functions. Other services available for students who are deaf and hard of hearing may include: paid notetakers, test accommodations, advocacy and liaison between deaf and hard of hearing students and campus community, information and referral regarding deafness and/or recent hearing loss, tutoring through the Academic Success Center, sign language classes offered by the College, and transition assistance. FM Listening devices and other technology are also available to students for use in the classroom.
Any Western student with a hearing loss may be eligible for these services. To request interpreter services please contact the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist to schedule an intake interview appointment, preferably before the semester begins. You will need to bring documentation of your disability (i.e. audiogram) and the most current Individualized Education Plan. These documents assist our office in determining which accommodations will best benefit you in the classroom.
To make an appointment, contact:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
Welcome Center, Room 164F
TTYs are located on each of our campuses; please check with the main switchboard or reception area for assistance.