Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Equal Access, Equal Treatment, Equal Rights
Welcome to Cascadia College and to Student Accessibility Services! Whether you are a new or returning student, here to obtain an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or even take a couple of courses to enrich yourself, Student Accessibility Services is here to support you!
Cascadia College maintains Student Accessibility Services to provide reasonable accommodations and support services to students with accessibility needs in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act of 1990 and Amendments of 2008. Our mission is to provide equal access and opportunity while promoting self-determination.
Applying for Services
Students will schedule an Access Meeting with the Interim Manager of Accessibility & Student Support Services, Student Accessibility Services. Through this interactive process the student will have a detailed discussion with Student Accessibility Services on how the student’s accessibility needs impacts them in the classroom and within campus facilities.
Students will need to submit the Accommodation Application prior to the Access Meeting. Students must also provide diagnostic documentation of their accessibility need, disability, diagnosis, or condition. Depending on the individual’s accessibility need, documentation can be submitted from a medical doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist or other professional diagnostician. Students are encouraged to contact Student Accessibility Services if they are having trouble acquiring documentation. If a disability is apparent and the need for accommodations can be easily established, documentation may not be needed.
Once all the information has been received, accommodations will be determined for the student during their time at Cascadia.
If you need to request your Letter of Accommodation (LOA), please log into the Accommodate Portal and submit a quarter request. Refer to How to Request your Letter of Accommodation for instructions on how to submit your request. We also have a video demonstration.
Student Accessibility Services Student Handbook
For further information on Student Accessibility Services procedures, accommodations, supports, and resources please review the Student Accessibility Services Student Handbook.
Student Accessibility Services is located within Kodiak Corner in CC1-111. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted via email at email@example.com or by phone at 425.352.8128.
In Person and Virtual Appointments:
- Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Assistance Drop-In
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Accommodate is the accommodation management tool for students registered with Student Accesibility Services. Students can request and manage their accommodations through their Accommodate Portal. Below are some helpful guides for requesting and managing specific accommodations in Accommodate.
- Accessing Notes from a Notetaker in Accommodate
- How to Request Letter of Accommodation in Accommodate
- Request a Peer Notetaker in Accommodate
- Scheduling Appointments in Accommodate
- Scheduling Tests with Accommodate (Online and In-person)
- Submit Accessible Media Requests with Accommodate
- Submit a Supplemental Request in Accommodate
Accommodate How To Videos
Requesting Accommodations in Accommodate
Scheduling Tests in Accommodate
Policies and Forms
- Accommodation Appeal Form
- Accommodations Application
- ASL Interpreting Policy
- Audio Recording Accommodation Policy
- Student Accessibility Services Student Handbook
- Extension of Assignments Accommodation Policy
- First Aid for Seizures Procedures
- Flexibility in Attendance Agreement
- Memory Aid Accommodation Policy
- Personal Care Attendant Policy
- Priority Registration Information
- Recording Exams Policy
- Service Animal Policy