Disability Resource Center

BCC Disability Resource Center


Empowering Students, Enhancing Equity and Promoting a Culture of Inclusion

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


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Visit Us

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Reception Desk – SBA 118
Darlene McCauley, Clerk IV


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. There is a lot that goes into determining your eligibility for services and supporting your request for accommodations. We will need to evaluate your documentation, meet with you to discuss your individual needs, identify any barriers that may exist in your program, and investigate specific course requirements. We want to support you, so please, contact us early!

  1. Request disability services:
  2. Provide us with current documentation of your disability:
  3. We will contact you for an appointment once we review your application materials.