Our Commitment

Walla Walla Community College is a community of diverse learners.  WWCC is committed to provide access and promote an atmosphere conducive to academic success for all who can benefit from post-secondary education.  This includes providing accommodations to WWCC students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to enroll in courses.

WWCC complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disability Act and the ADA Amendment Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability.

An interactive and collaborative process is initiated when the student contacts the Coordinator of Disability Support Services and requests an accommodation.

To learn about our services contact:

Bobbie Sue Arias, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Disability Services
Office: 133C
Phone: 509.527.4543
Fax: 509.527.4305

For appointments

Phone: 509.527.4262
TTY: 509.527.4412
Video Phone: 509.593.5383
Email: [email protected]

Clarkston Campus

Phone: 509.758.1721
TTY: 509.527.4412
Email: [email protected]

Accommodations for online courses can be arranged by contacting the Coordinator of DSS by phone or email.

What are your Responsibilities?
  • You are responsible for your own success in higher education.
  • You are expected to meet the academic standards required of all students.
  • You must identify yourself as a student with a disability to the Coordinator of Disability Support Services and provide information regarding the functional limitation of your disability in regard to the educational setting.
  • Complete an accommodations request form.
  • Be an active participant in the accommodation process.
  • It is helpful to request services early. We recommend at least six weeks prior to entering the college.
What services may be provided?

Accommodations are individually determined through a collaborative process and based on your unique needs, program of study and course requirements.

Examples of services are:
  • Accessible facilities/disability parking
  • Materials in alternate format, such as braille, enlarged print, and audio
  • Testing and classroom accommodations
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Priority registration
  • Adaptive furniture
  • Specialized equipment and software for classroom use
Dispute Resolution

Students are encouraged to resolve concerns by first contacting the Coordinator of Disability Support Services. It is in everyone’s best interest that disputes be settled as quickly and informally as possible. Walla Walla Community College also offers a formal procedure for students who have a complaint or grievance with the institution. The Grievance Procedure is described, here.