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Disability Resource Center

Disability Resources at BCC

Empowering Students, Enhancing Equity and Promoting a Culture of Inclusion

BCC Disability Resource Center

What We Do

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Berkshire Community College (BCC) provides accommodations and support services to students with disabilities and serve as a resource for faculty and staff to create learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and welcoming. We value inclusion and equal access to our programs and activities and are committed to a climate of mutual respect and full participation.

Who We Serve

We serve students who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as learning or working. The impairments may be temporary or permanent.

What We Offer

We offer a variety of accommodations and support services to meet your individual needs. Some of the most common accommodations include extended time for exams, assistance with note taking and use of assistive technology. Our support services include academic coaching, evaluation and training in the use of assistive technology and consultation with faculty, campus offices and community organizations.

Contact Us

Pamela Farron, Coordinator
Dana Buxton, Success Coach

drc@berkshirecc.edu

Need accommodations for your course exam?

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Visit Us

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reception Desk - SBA 118

How to Apply

To obtain accommodations and support services, please complete the following three-step process at least four to six weeks before you need to take the placement test or begin your classes. This process takes time because the determination of accommodations requires an interactive process between the information you share with us, the technical standards of your major, specific course expectations and information contained in your disability documentation.

  1. Submit an application for disability services
  2. Provide us with current documentation of your disability
  3. Request an appointment to develop your accommodation plan

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