DigiPen Institute of Technology is committed to providing equal access to all of its programs, courses, activities, events, and services. As required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) as amended, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-112) as amended (P.L. 93-16), DigiPen will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. 

DigiPen’s Disability Support Services Office (DSS Office) and its staff are appointed by the President of DigiPen to practice the authority to review student documentation, and determine the needs for any reasonable accommodations to be provided by DigiPen to ensure equal access. Wherever possible, reasonable accommodations will be offered and provided when they neither fundamentally alter the nature of the programs or the academic requirements that are considered essential to the program of study, nor create an undue hardship for DigiPen.

The DSS Office staff engages in a collaborative effort with students to assure equal access for students with disabilities with appropriate accommodations. The DSS Office also works with departments, faculty, and staff in the broader DigiPen community to prevent and eradicate discrimination on the basis of disability.

Current and prospective students who would like more information on DSS should consult our Information for Students page for details on the intake process and requesting accommodations.  In addition, we have information pages for faculty/staff and parents.

A Person with a Disability...

The definition of an individual with a disability is a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity;
  • Has a record or history of such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

DSS Staff and Contact Information

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact DSS with any questions at dss[at]digipen.edu.

DSS Office
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Email: dss[at]digipen[dot]edu

Kay Widmer
Director of Counseling and Disability Support Services
Phone: (425) 629-5015
Email: kwidmer[at]digipen[dot]edu

Karen McCray
Coordinator of Disability Support Services
Phone: (425) 629-4872
Email: kmccray[at]digipen[dot]edu