Montgomery County Community College is committed to the success of all students and ensures equal access to its educational programs, services, and activities to students with disabilities. The Disability Services Center (DSC) provides support and accommodations for students and resources for faculty and staff.
Prospective students with disabilities should arrange to meet with the Director (Blue Bell Campus) or Coordinator (Pottstown Campus) after applying for admission to the College. High school students can begin this process in February of their senior year.
Blue Bell Campus students can meet with the Learning Specialist in the Disability Services Center by appointment for instruction in learning strategies, note-taking, test-taking, and time management. Subject area tutoring is available in the Learning Assistance Lab.
Pottstown Campus students can meet with tutors in the Learning Assistance Lab.
Additional tutoring with adjunct faculty for developmental math and English courses may be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to meet with Disability Services staff members on either campus for academic advising. Staff members can assist students in planning course schedules that take into account the impact of disability on learning, study time, accommodations, and mobility issues. This interview is especially critical for new students. Academic Advising is also available in the Student Success Center.
Advocacy and Supportive Counseling
Disability Services staff members are available to meet with students to develop self-advocacy skills—the ability to communicate their strengths, weaknesses, and needs to others. Staff members can also assist in resolving school-related issues and to advocate on behalf of students when necessary.
Supportive Counseling is available in the Student Success Center (Blue Bell Campus) and the Student Success Center (Pottstown Campus).
Reasonable Classroom Accommodations
Reasonable accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis to minimize the impact of a disability as much as possible without altering essential academic standards. Documentation may be required depending on the nature of the disability and the accommodation. Accommodations for test-taking may include extended-time, distraction reduced setting, reader, scribe, and/or computer technology. Accommodations for classroom lectures may include tape recording, note-taking, interpreters, or closed captioning.
Arranging Accommodations for Classes
New students should meet with the Director (Blue Bell Campus) or Coordinator (Pottstown Campus) prior to the beginning of the semester to arrange for accommodation letters for their professors. Returning students should request their accommodation letters prior to the beginning of the semester.
Students with learning disabilities, ADH/D, and other hidden disabilities will need to verify their need for accommodations with recent and complete documentation from qualified professionals. View the Service for Students with Disabilities Policy.
The Disability Services Center provides assistive technology to increase access to print and computer technology. Students may benefit from using the following equipment and software applications.
- Kurzweil 3000 and Read and Write for students with learning disabilities
- Closed Circuit TV and ZoomText for students with low vision
- JAWS, Braille Embosser, Reading Edge, and Type N’ Speak for students with blindness
- Alternative keyboards and trackballs for students with physical disabilities
The College participates in the Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic AudioBook program.
Central Campus in Blue Bell
Disabilities Services Center
College Hall, Room 225
West Campus in Pottstown
South Hall, Room 147