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Getting Started

If you have a disability or believe you may have a disability, call or visit our office.

We're happy to arrange a time for you to meet with one of our accommodation specialists and discuss your needs. If you have current documentation of your disability you will be asked to bring it to your initial meeting.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

photo of question marks Am I eligible for services?
What are my responsibilities?
What formal documentation is required?
What can I expect in an initial meeting?
What services are available?
What about confidentiality?
Where is Access Services located?

Am I eligible for services?
You would be eligible to receive accommodations through Access Services if you:

Have a physical, mental, or sensory impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; are perceived to have such an impairment; have a record of such impairment or have an abnormal condition that is medically recognizable or diagnosable.

What are my responsibilities?
Make an appointment with Access Services:

  • Identify yourself as a student with a qualifying disability
  • Present formal written documentation of your disability, if available
  • Request reasonable accommodations at Highline College
  • Request services early
  • Meet and maintain academic standards
What type of formal documentation is acceptable?
Depending on your disability, you may present professional documentation from a medical doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, or other professional diagnostician. In addition, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or any psychoeducational testing is helpful information to get you started.

What can I expect in an initial meeting?
In an initial meeting, come prepared to discuss your accommodation needs with one of our Access Services accommodation specialists. Meeting usually takes no more than 1 hour.

What services are available?
Services and accommodations, provided on an individually determined basis, may include:
  • Use of interpreters, scribes, readers, and/or note takers
  • Audio recording of classes and/or texts
  • Enlarged copies of notes, required readings, handouts and exam questions
  • Extended time on exams
  • Quiet, distraction-free environment for taking exams
  • Use of aids, such as calculators or desk references, during exams
  • Use of computers in class or access to computers for writing assignments and exams
  • Taped or oral versions of exams
  • Preferential seating in the classroom
  • Alternate format textbooks
  • Adjustable furniture
What about confidentiality?
Access Services is committed to keeping disability-related information confidential in accordance with state and federal laws.

Where are you located?
Access Services is located in the Outreach Center (Building 99) at 23835 Pacific Highway South, Kent, WA 98032


Contact Information

Office hours:
Mon-Thurs8am-5pm
Fri8am-4pm
See Academic Calendar for campus closure dates.

Phone Numbers:
(206) 592-3857
TTY(206) 870-4853
VP(253) 237-1106
(866) 327-6856
FAX (206) 878-7247