Disability Services

Disability Services

Delaware County Community College ensures equal access to all of its educational opportunities for students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act, 2008.

The Office of Disability Services is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.  Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. The goal is to minimize the impact of a disability while not altering essential academic standards.

Getting Started

Four Steps to Becoming a College Student


    • Submit an application to the College (click here for application) in person/or by mail with a $25 non-refundable fee to:
      Admissions Office
      Delaware County Community College
      901 Media Line Rd, Media, PA  19063
    • Submit an official, final high school transcript after graduation  


    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to List the College’s name and school code, 007110
    • Check your status, tuition bill and schedule on delaGATE



  • Schedule your placement test on delaGATE or phone 610-359-5322
  • The College placement test provides adequate time for most students with LD or ADD issues
  • For questions or to request accommodations for a physical disability, call 610-359-5229
  • Practice tests: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/index.html
  • Take your placement test and schedule a college planning session to review your scores and schedule classes


  • Submit current and comprehensive documentation to the Office of Disability Services, Marple Campus, Room 1325
  • Meet with Ann Binder, Director of Disability Services, to discuss accommodation procedures
  • It will be your responsibility to pick up your accommodation letters every semester and communicate with your instructors

Documention Guidelines

Students with disabilities who are requesting accommodations at the College must contact the Director of Disability Services and provide the appropriate documentation. A school plan such as an individualized education program (IEP) is insufficient documentation but can be included as part of a more comprehensive assessment battery. To ensure that this documentation is complete and the necessary accommodations are implemented, please refer to the guidelines linked below.

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Please mail or fax your documents to:

Director of Disability Services
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063, 1094

Accommodation Process

Request Accommodations

The student submits current and comprehensive documentation | Student contacts Disability Services to schedule an appointment


Documentation Evaluation

Director of Disability Services reviews & determines reasonable accommodations | Student meets with Director to set up accommodations


Accommodation Letters

Student picks up accommodation letter(s) each semester | It is student's responsibility to give accommodation letter(s) to professors


Implementing Accommodations

Student works with professor to arrange accommodations needed | Good communication skills are essential for student success

If students have questions regarding their accommodation, it is their responsibility to contact the Office of Disability Services as soon as possible.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Workstations are available to students on every College location. The College has a variety of software and technology to assist students with impaired sensory, manual or speaking skills. Accommodations for students with hearing impairments may include sign language interpreters, CART/C-Print Services and/or assistive listening systems. Contact the Office of Disability Services to discuss your assistive technology needs.

Available technology includes:

  • CCTVs - Closed Circuit Televisions (enlarge print materials)
  • JAWS -  screen reading software
  • ZOOM TEXT - Screen Magnification Software
  • Kurzweil 3000 - Text-To-Speech Reading Software
  • Duxbury Translation Software and Braille Embosser
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking - Speech Recognition Software
  • Textbooks in alternative format

Assistive Technology Workstation Locations

  • Marple Campus:  The Office of Disability Services and the Learning Commons
  • Downingtown Campus: Learning Commons, Room 218
  • Exton Center: Learning Commons, Room 108
  • Southeast Center: Learning Commons, Room 108
  • Upper Darby Center: Learning Commons, Room 114
  • Pennocks Bridge Campus:  Learning Commons, B135

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Campus Accessibility

All buildings and classrooms are physically accessible. Students who require accessible furniture in classrooms should contact The Office of Disability Services.

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