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Welcome! The Disability Support Services Office staff engage in a collaborative effort with students with disabilities to assure equal access by providing a variety of accommodations and services. The DSS Office also works with departments, faculty, and staff in the broader DigiPen community to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.

If you would like more information on DigiPen’s DSS accommodations and policies, you can learn more on the following pages:

  • Getting Started

    Find out how to register with the DSS Office and request the accommodations you need.

  • Available Accommodations

    Find details on some of the accommodations available to students with DSS needs.

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment

    Learn more about some of the assistive software and hardware technologies we have available for students with disabilities.

  • Policies and Procedures

    Read about DigiPen’s confidentiality policy and grievance procedures as they relate to DSS Office services.

  • Information for Parents

    If you’re a parent of a DigiPen student with a disability, learn more about how you can support them.

  • Requesting Housing Accommodations

    Find out what procedures and documentation you need to request housing accommodations for a disability, including steps to have service or emotional support animals live with you in campus housing.

About the DSS Office

DigiPen’s Disability Support Services Office (DSS Office) and its staff are appointed by the president of DigiPen to review student documentation and determine the needs for any reasonable accommodations to be provided by DigiPen to ensure equal access. DigiPen will offer and provide reasonable accommodations as long as such accommodations do not fundamentally alter the nature and academic requirements considered essential to the program of study and as long as such accommodations do not create an undue hardship for DigiPen.

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.

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.

Contact Us

Prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact with any questions.

Kay Widmer, MS, LMHC

Vice President of Student Support

Jeffery Schneider

Coordinator of Disability Support Services

Mailing Address
Attn: DSS Office
DigiPen Institute of Technology
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052