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Disability Support Services (DSS) will coordinate real time captioning 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 real time captioning:

Responsibilities: Student

  1. Student will request captioner services for classes a minimum of six weeks prior to the start of the quarter. Student understands that requests made with less than six weeks notice may be difficult to fill. Student must notify DSS immediately of any changes to his or her class schedule.
  2. Student will notify DSS within a reasonable amount of time, preferably at least two weeks in advance, when requesting a captioner for events, appointments, or meetings outside of regularly scheduled class time.
  3. Student will utilize DSS Early Priority Registration, which is usually eight weeks prior to the start of the quarter.
  4. Student will notify DSS of any difficulty with a captioner.
  5. Student will notify DSS; if possible, at least 24 hours in advance if unable to attend class or other pre-arranged captioner requested appointment.
  6. Student understands that the captioner will only wait 10 minutes per scheduled class hour. If the student does not show within that time frame or call the DSS Office to inform of late arrival, the captioner will leave and report to the DSS Office for reassignment.
  7. After three absences captioning services will be suspended until the student meets with the DSS Coordinator.

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 Morgan, Director

  360.442.2341
  mmorgan@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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