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Disability Services

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IMPORTANT: In response to COVID-19, Wenatchee Valley College has moved to remote operations, and Student Access will be providing services online at this time. 

Welcome to disability support services at Wenatchee Valley College. WVC's Student Access Office provides accommodation services on both campuses (Wenatchee and Omak) for students with disabilities. The Student Access Department will work with students individually to help coordinate the best possible assistance.

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to providing equal opportunity in accommodations, benefits, rights and privileges of college services, programs and activities for every qualified student with disabilities.

Wenatchee Valley College will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Washington State Law.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement:

The Student Access Office has been designated by the college as the primary office to guide, coach, and assist students with disabilities. If you receive services (or think you should) through that office and require accommodations for this class, make an appointment with the Student Access Services ( or 509-682-6856) as soon as possible to discuss your approved accommodation needs. Any information you share will be kept in strictest confidence unless you give written permission to do otherwise.

If you need a referral to that office or have further questions, please contact the Director of Student Access to assist you. Following through on these services can help you be more successful in your academic endeavors at WVC. (Note: the Director of Student Access will require appropriate documentation of disability. The use of that office is voluntary).

Disability Services

Student Access Services

(509) 682-6856

Accessible Technology

Jeannie Henkle
Director of Libraries & Learning Support Services
(509) 682-6718

Type of Service
Time Required

Accommodation Requests

Requests for accommodations are required each quarter that you plan on attending WVC. Please request your accommodations in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the quarter you will be attending.

Alternative Textbooks

 Requests for accessible textbooks are due at least 4 -6 weeks prior to the 1st day of class.

Classroom Services: Relocation, Furniture Requests, Readers

Requests for classroom services are due at least 4 weeks prior to the 1st day of class.
Communication Access: Real time captioning, ASL Interpreter, Video Captioning Requests for recurring or multi-day communication access are due 5 weeks in advance. Requests for one-time events and meetings are due 10 days in advance.
Disability Related Absences Agreement If you are eligible through the Student Access Department. Please complete a Disability Related Absence Agreement for each class, with your professor, before the end of the 2nd week of classes. 
Exam/Test Accommodations Exams/Tests must be requested 48 hours in advance. Final Exams must be requests 2 weeks in advance. *Updated Winter Quarter 2020
Housing Accommodations Requests for housing accommodations are due at least 3 months prior to the anticipated move-in date. Please visit our Residence Hall website for more information.