South Seattle Community College believes in the inclusion of persons from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, persons of varying ages, and persons who have disabilities. With the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA in 1990, increasing numbers of individuals with disabilities are graduating from college, becoming employed, and fulfilling their career goals. The college is committed to making each student's time at SSCC a successful and rewarding experience.
SSCC complies with all federal laws related to disability access and does not discriminate in service or employment. The president of the college has assigned authority to the Educational Support Services office for reviewing student's documentation and determining what, if any, reasonable, appropriate accommodations will be provided by the college to ensure equal access for all students.
The mission of Disability Services is to support the college in its efforts to provide physical and programmatic access to students with disabilities. This is carried out within the overall goals and mission of the Seattle Community College District.
Disability Services provides academic accommodations for students with a documented, permanent or temporary physical, mental or sensory disability. By providing reasonable academic adjustments based on an individual’s need for services, Disability Services assists students in pursuit of their academic goals at South Seattle Community College.