Disability Support Services (DSS) will coordinate the access to educational materials in Braille for students with a documented disability who have been approved for this academic adjustment by the DSS Coordinator.


The following identifies the responsibilities of the student and DSS if the student chooses to utilize educational materials in Braille:

Responsibilities: Student

  1. Student will give DSS a minimum of twelve weeks notice to arrange for educational materials in Braille.
  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 Brailled and provide proof of purchase by receipt or hard copy prior to picking up material at DSS.
  4. Student will pick up Braille copies from the DSS Office in a timely manner. If Braille copies 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 Braille copies in their original condition to the DSS Office immediately upon the completion of the quarter. If the Braille copies are not returned, a hold will be placed on his or her records.

Responsibilities: DSS

  1. DSS will send a letter to the student outlining the student’s approved academic adjustments.
  2. DSS will make every effort to provide the student with all requested educational materials in Braille 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 in Braille on an as needed basis.
  3. DSS will inform the student when Braille copies 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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