Disability Services

Because we’re committed to the success of all students and to ensuring equal access to our educational programs, services and activities, Disability Services provides support and accommodations for students with disabilities as well as resources for faculty and staff.

If you’re interested in attending Montgomery County Community College, you should apply for admission first and then contact us using the information shown below to arrange a meeting with a Disability Services staff member at your chosen campus. High school students can begin this process in February of their senior year.

Support Services

Tutoring

Students can meet with a Disability Services staff member for instruction in study skills, organizational skills, and time management. Subject-area tutoring is provided by Tutorial Services on both campuses.

Academic Advising

We recommend that all students with disabilities — especially new students — meet with Disability Services staff members for help in planning course schedules that take into account the impact of the disability on learning, study time, accommodations and mobility issues. You can also access our academic advising services in the Student Success Center at both campuses.

Advocacy and Supportive Counseling

Our Disability Services staff members can help you develop self-advocacy skills — the ability to communicate your needs to others. Staff members can also assist in resolving school-related issues and to advocate on your behalf, if necessary. Supportive counseling is available in the Student Success Center at both campuses.

Accommodations and Documentation

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. Depending on the nature of the disability and the accommodation, current documentation from qualified professionals may be required. View our policy and procedure on disabilities.

Accommodations may include

  • Extended time for test-taking
  • Distraction-reduced testing environment
  • Reader, scribe and/or computer technology assistance for testing
  • Tape recording, note-taking, interpreters or closed captioning for classroom lectures

If you’re a new student, you should meet with a Disability Services staff member at your chosen campus before the semester starts to arrange for accommodation letters for your professors. If you’re a returning student, please request your accommodation letters before the beginning of the semester.

Assistive Technology

The College participates in the Learning Ally program. We offer the following assistive technology and programs

  • Kurzweil 3000 and Read and Write for students with learning disabilities
  • Closed Circuit TV and ZoomText for students with low vision
  • JAWS and Braille Embosser, for students with blindness
  • Alternative keyboards and trackballs for students with physical disabilities
  • Alternative text format for students with print impairments
Central Campus in Blue Bell
Disabilities Services Center
College Hall, Room 225
215-641-6575
215-619-7183 FAX
215-619-7415 TTY
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West Campus in Pottstown
South Hall, Room 147
610-718-1853 Voice/TTY
610-718-1837 FAX
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