Access & Disability Services

Welcome to Access &  Disability  Services (ADS) at Whatcom Community College!

The office of Access & Disability Services values the diversity students with disabilities bring to WCC’s campus community. Through intentional programs, services, and reasonable accommodations, ADS ensures students with disabilities equal access to Whatcom Community College and encourages the development of independence and self-advocacy skills while supporting the learning experience.

The ADS office is located in Laidlaw Center, Room 116, and exists as a center for disability education and resources for students, staff and faculty. ADS provides accommodation services to qualified students with documented disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Washington State Law.

If you are a student seeking disability services, call 360-383-3080 to schedule an one hour appointment with Access & Disability Services. You are encouraged to review the ADS Student Handbook prior to your appointment.

Current students need to renew their approved accommodations on a quarterly basis. You may do so by completing this form: Quarterly Accommodation Request Form (PDF) (Word), attaching your current schedule and emailing to or dropping off a hard copy to LDC 116.

For other questions or information, contact:

Kerri B. Holferty, M.Ed., C.I.,C.T.
Associate Director of Access and Disability Services
(360) 383-3043
VideoPhone for Deaf callers: 360.255.7182
Confidential Fax (360) 383-4043
Laidlaw Center 116

Access & Disability Services Forms and Information

ADS Student Handbook  PDF  Word

Quarterly Accommodation Renewal Form  PDF  Word

Equipment Checkout Form  PDF  Word

Recording Contract Form PDF

Request for Texts in Alternate Format  PDF   Word

Documenting a Disability For Higher Education  PDF 

Disability Verification Form - for health care provider to complete  PDF  Word

Process for Accessing Academic Adjustments for Students with Disabilities   PDF  Word

Emergency Evacuation Guidelines Word

Community Resources

Navigating Online College Courses for Students with Disabilitis

Department of Vocational Rehabilition