DigiPen Institute of Technology strives to ensure that all students are provided with an equal opportunity to participate in the college’s programs, courses, and activities. Students requiring special assistance must self-identify to the Disability Support Service coordinator and provide current documentation supporting their disability. Students must assist in identifying the proper accommodations and negotiate these accommodations at the beginning of each semester. As outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, DigiPen will provide reasonable accommodations and academic adjustments as long as provisions do not fundamentally alter the nature of the programs or the academic requirements that are considered essential to the program of study.
DigiPen provides in-class and testing accommodations and services appropriate to the documented disability of the individual student. Some common reasonable accommodations may include:
Current documentation from a qualifying professional — such as a physician, clinical psychologist, and psychiatrist — must be provided. The document should indicate that the student meets appropriate criteria of a physical or psychological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. In an academic setting, the disability must substantially limit the ability to participate equally in activities associated with learning and/or demonstration of specific skills and/or knowledge.
Documentation should include:
For testing accommodations, students should sign up with DSS at least one week before the test date to help ensure that space and time are available.
Here is how the process works:
Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact DSS with any questions at dss[at]digipen.edu
Disability Support Services Coordinator
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Direct: (425) 629-5015