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Disability Services is here to meet your needs, regardless of your disability. We offer individualized support and creative solutions to make sure you get the college experience you want and expect. Utilizing different technologies and strategies in and out of the classroom, your disability will not stand in the way of your learning experience at BCC.

Services for Different Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations for students are determined on an individual basis. The following are some of the more frequently requested accommodations and services:

  • Extended Time on Tests
  • Reduced Distraction Testing area/room
  • Recording of Lecture
  • American Sign Language Interpreters
  • Copies of Instructional Notes
  • C-Print Captionist
  • Textbooks in Alternative format
  • Assistive Technology
  • Reader
  • Scribe
  • Accessible seating arrangements

Assistive Technology (AT)

Disability Services works in conjunction with the Assistive Technology Lab to offer access to a wide variety of assistive technology. Students receive recommendations for appropriate equipment as well as training and support while using the equipment.

In order to access the AT lab, students must:

  1. Register with Disability Services.
  2. Meet with the assistive technology staff to discuss which form of technology would be most appropriate.
  3. Complete training or demonstrate competency on a piece of assistive technology. Some available technology at the AT Lab includes:

Service Animals

Bristol Community College generally permits service animals assisting individuals with disabilities in all facilities maintained by the College. Therefore, an individual with a disability shall be permitted to be accompanied by his/her service animal in all areas of the College’s facilities where members of the public are permitted. The College reserves the right to impose restrictions on the use of service animals on its property in order to maintain safety or to avoid disruption of College operations.

For questions about service animals and their permittance on campus, contact Disability Services at 508.678.2811, ext. 2955.

Transition to College & other Helpful Information

There are a number of tools and sources of information available to assist students with disabilities at BCC:

Contact Details

Disability Services
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2955
Location: L109
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - New Bedford (11/24/2015)


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Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 20:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Tuesday, November 24, 2015-16010 (11/24/2015)


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Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-Fall River-Monday, November 30, 2015-16011 (11/30/2015)


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Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 13:50:00 GMT

Joseph Case High School Admissions Information Session (12/1/2015)


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