Disability Services
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The Washington Center’s goal is to ensure that all students are equipped with the tools necessary to complete their classroom and workplace responsibilities and live comfortably in provided housing. We are committed to upholding and maintaining all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and make every effort to accommodate reasonable requests and services.

 

After acceptance into the program, students requiring accommodation need to complete their application for services at least six weeks before arriving in D.C. so the necessary arrangements can be made. Each student’s need is considered on a case-by-case basis. Below are some of the requests we’ve been able to fulfill in the past.

 

Classroom Accommodations

  • Ability to use an audio recorder during lecture
  • Ability to use a laptop during lecture
  • ASL interpreters
  • Classroom materials in alternative formats (PDF, PowerPoint, MS Word, Braille)
  • Extra time on exams
  • Note takers
  • Reduced distractions or alternative location for testing
  • Wheelchair accessible room/desk
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking Software
  • JAWS Screen Reader Software

Living Accommodations

  • 36-40" doorways
  • Adjustable/removable shower head
  • Automatic door opener
  • Bed shaker
  • Braille-labeled apartment
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Hospital bed
  • Private bedroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Roll-under bathroom sink
  • Shower seat
  • Strobe light fire alarms/doorbells
  • Wheelchair-accessible appliances

Workplace Accommodations

The Washington Center actively works to educate students on how they can advocate for themselves in the workplace in order to obtain accommodations.

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