Audio services provide audio materials usually in the form of audio textbooks for students with a documented disability who has been approved for this academic accommodation by the DSS Coordinator. 


The following procedures identify the responsibilities of the College and the student:

Eligibility Requirements

The student must provide the Disability Support Service Office with documentation verifying the need for audio reproduction of course materials.  Documentation may not be required for students with obvious physical disabilities.


Student Responsibilities:

  1. Students should give DSS a minimum of six week notice to arrange for educational materials on audiotape by providing their schedule and a Quarterly Request for Accommodations form to DSS.
  2. Student will utilize DSS Early Priority Registration, which is usually eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter.
  3. Student must purchase any textbook or educational materials that are to be converted to audio in the DSS office.
  4. Student will pick up e-text materials from the DSS Office in a timely manner. If audio materials are not picked up in a timely manner, services may be suspended until the student meets with the DSS Coordinator.
  5. Student will return all audiotapes, materials, or devices, produced or created by DSS Office immediately upon the completion of the quarter. If the materials are not returned, and other arrangements have not been approved, a hold may be placed on his or her records.
  6. Student is responsible for all audio materials borrowed from outside agencies, to include returning the tapes or equipment following the agency’s policies and procedures.
  7. Student must agree not to duplicate or lend audio materials to other individuals.
  8. Student understands that DSS Office will attempt to create audio format but there may be incidences where they are waiting on publishers or cases where they provide sections of the book at a time due to the volume of audio requests.  In this case DSS may ask the student to provide a schedule of their assigned readings so they can attempt to have materials ready in time. 

Disability Support Services Responsibility

  1. DSS will send a letter or email to the student outlining the student’s approved academic accommodations once initially approved for services.
  2. DSS will make every effort to provide the student with all requested educational material on audio in a timely manner. In the event notice is not given in a timely manner, DSS will attempt to provide the student with the requested educational materials on audiotape on an as needed basis.
  3. DSS will arrange for audio educational materials to be provided by outside agencies when available.
  4. DSS will inform the student when audio files created by DSS or CDs ordered are ready to be picked up.

The above responsibilities have been explained to me, and I understand my responsibilities.


Contact Disability Support Services

Located in the Admissions Center, Room 143. Make an appointment by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

Main Office

   360.442.2340
TTY/Video Relay Service: 7-1-1 or 800.833.6388

  Shannon Vantrease, Coordinator

  360.442.2340
  svantrease@lowercolumbia.edu

  Mary Kate Marthaller, Director

  360.442.2341
  mmarthaller@lowercolumbia.edu

Current Section 504 / ADA Coordinator

  Kendra Sprague, Vice President of Foundation, HR & Legal Affairs

  360.442.2121
  ksprague@lowercolumbia.edu

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