Disability Support Services


  • Disability Support Services
  • (425) 739-8300
  • Kirkland Campus
    West Building, W207
  • Hours
    Mon. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Tues. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Wed. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thurs. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Fri. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Disability Support Services works to ensure students who experience disability have an equal opportunity to participate in educational and co-curricular offerings. We do this by facilitating the Accommodation Process through an individualized, student-centered approach. 

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is committed to providing full support services to all students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Amendments of 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and state of Washington Laws of 1994, Chapter 105. 

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 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Amendments of 2008, and state of Washington Laws of 1994, Chapter 105. 

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

Our Services Do Not Include the Following

  • Tutoring/individual instruction (see the Supplemental Instruction 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 West building, W207 or contact us by calling (425) 739-8300 or email the DSS office. Accommodations may take up to several weeks to arrange so scheduling an appointment as soon as possible is advised.

Get Started 

Take the steps to  register with LWTech DSS.  If you have any questions about this process or need assistance completing any of the steps, please call us at (425) 739-8300.