About DSS

How Can We Help?                        

The transition to college can be especially challenging for adults with disabilities.  We are here to support you.  DSS provides a wide variety of services to help your education from being hindered by physical, sensory or psychological barriers.

We are committed to respecting the privacy and dignity of all our students with disabilities and empowering you with the tools you need for academic success.  Our services are free to students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504, State of Washington Laws of 1994, Chapter 105.

Some of the ways we can help:

  •     Priority Registration
  •     Additional time on exams/quizzes
  •     Proctored testing in reduced distraction areas
  •     Readers and/or scribes
  •     Note-taking services
  •     Lumbar chairs
  •     Sign language interpreters
  •     Digital recorders, Livescribe Pens and other assistive technology
  •     Conversion of textbooks to E-text

What we do NOT do:

  •     Tutoring/individual instruction (See the Academic Skills Center and TRIO for this service)
  •     Personal aides or attendants
  •     Modified classwork
  •     Diagnostic testing to determine disability
  •     Transportation services

Requesting Services

If a disability impacts your ability to succeed in school, stop by the DSS office in W207 or contact us by phone or email.  Adjustments may take several weeks to arrange so scheduling an appointment as soon as possible is advised.

Please call 425-739-8300, or email dssinfo@lwtech.edu. All information provided to DSS is confidential.

For a more detailed list and explanation of services, click here.