Past Events Facilitated by Disability Services

Featured Event - Portland ADA Anniversary Celebration

This collaborative community event provided speakers, snack and interactive tables as well as dance performances, open mic, and selected videos.

Featured Event - Spring Transition Information Night

In spring 2014 each of our campuses hosted an information night for transitioning high school students and their families. A Disability Services counselor as well as an adaptive technology contact and a panel of current PCC students provide an overview and answer any questions.

See the Transition Information Night Flyer

Teaching and Learning Center Sessions 2013-2014

We offered sessions at each campus on a variety of topics through the year. Note that we also had a Collaborate session open for faculty or staff who want to participate from their desk

  • October 1 at CA - Accommodation and Equal Access
  • October 3 at SY - Testing Accommodation
  • October 8 at SY - Part time faculty In-service session repeat
  • October 17 - Tech Talks at the TLC
  • November 1 at SY - New Faculty Institute Follow Up
  • November 4 at RC - Testing Accommodation
  • January 7 via Collaborate - Accommodation and Equal Access
  • February 5 at SY – Testing Accommodation
  • March 4 at CA - Testing Accommodation

Individual and Group AT Sessions Winter 2014

  • Read and Write Gold - Jan. 3 from 2:00-3:00 PM in HT113B
  • Livescribe - Jan. 3 from 3:00-3:30 in HT113B
  • Read and Write Gold - Jan 7 from 10:00-11:00 in LIB 225
  • Livescribe - Jan 7 from 11:00-11:30 in LIB 227
  • Read and Write Gold - Jan. 3 from 10:30-11:30 in SSB 320
  • Livescribe - Jan. 3 from 11:30-12:00 in SSB 320
  • Read and Write Gold - Jan. 10 from 1:00-2:00 in SSB 320
  • Livescribe - Jan. 10 from 2:00-2:30 in SSB 320
  • RWG -Jan. 8, 3:00-4:00 PM, Tabor 111
  • Livescribe - Jan 8, 4:00-4:30, Tabor 111
Rock Creek
  • RWG - Jan 2, 1:00-2:00 PM, Building 9 Room 107
  • Livescribe - Jan 7, 2:00-2:30,Building 9 Room 107
  • RWG - Jan 10, 10:00-11:00 AM,Building 9 Room 107
  • Livescribe - Jan 10, 11:00-11:30,Building 9 Room 107

Access To Technology - AHEAD technology series

Offered through the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and hosted by PCC Disability Services. Each event occurs on a Tuesday and the time for each is Noon to 1:30. Please see our page on spaces for powerpoints from each session (PCC login required).

October 22, 2013 - Digital Notetaking - Sylvania Library 204

Digital notetaking, in the form of smartpens and tablet apps, can revolutionize the way students with disabilities comprehend, understand, and retain lecture information. In this session learn about some popular notetaking tools and how they can benefit students you work with – and perhaps you as well.

October 29, 2013 - STEM Accessibility Today

A discussion of challenges and solutions to meeting the needs of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content accessibility.

November 19, 2013 - Document Structure, the Key to Navigability

Alternate Format isn’t just plain text anymore! This session will explain document structure and how reading tools use it to improve accessibility and navigability.

February 4, 2014 - Access Technologies, An Overview for Sensory Disabilities

This session will describe commonly-used access technology types such as screen readers, magnifiers, and others that serve users with sensory disabilities.

February 11, 2014 - Access Technologies, An Overview for Processing Disabilities

This session will describe commonly-used access technology types such as text-to-speech utilities, reading/writing systems, and others that serve users with processing disabilities.

February 25, 2014 - Technology Accessibility Policy

Based on recent federal clarifications in institutional responsibilities, this panel presentation will offer suggestions and strategies for improving technology access at your college or university.

March 4, 2014 - Captioning Decision-making Process

So you need to start captioning videos at your institution, or you want to improve on your current system? This session will help you through the decision-making process to come to a solution that works for you.

DisRepresentation: Reading into Disability

This free monthly event was held at PCC in partnership with the Disability Arts and Culture Project with funding through Oregon Humanities. The discussion took place in person with an online option and realtime captioning. .

  • October 24 2013 at Sylvania with Author Susan Nussbaum
  • September 26, 2013 at Sylvania
  • August 22, 2013 at Cascade
  • July 25, 2013 at Cascade
  • June 27, 2013 at Cascade
  • May 30, 2013 at Cascade

Disability Arts and Culture Project Dance Performance on November 16th at the Sylvania Little Theatre in CT 238. The event is free and open to the community. See the Event Flyer for the DACP Performance [pdf]

Adaptive Technology Exploration Fall 2013

This series focuses on use of Tools and Techniques that are available through PCC. This session may be required for students borrowing equipment from Disability Services, but is also open to staff and faculty and the general student population who are interested in how these technologies work.

  • Mondays - Cascade campus 1pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays - Southeast from 1pm to 5pm
  • Fridays - Sylvania and Rock Creek from 10am to 2pm

AIM Labs for Students in Fall 2013 term

Disability Services is working with students individually to ensure they know how to use the online accommodation management system. Any student who does not wish to leverage the online interface is still able to accomplish all the same tasks by coming in to meet with a staff person on campus. For students who do wish to use the system, but need extra practice and support, we have group lab sessions, drop in hours, or individual appointments. Contact us.

  • Southeast - 9am to Noon for the first three weeks of the term
  • Sylvania - 2pm to 4:00 on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9am to 11:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Rock Creek - 1pm to 3:30 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • Cascade - 9am to 11:30 on Mondays and Thursdays

2013 Fall Inservice Events

  • Sept 10 - New Faculty Institute
  • Sept 16 - SAC Chairs and Friends
  • Sept 17 - Sylvania In-Service
    • Breakout
    • Table Display
  • Sept 17 - Rock Creek Inservice
    • RC Division meeting: Math, Aviation, and Industrial Technology Division
    • RC Part-Time Faculty
  • Sept 18 - Faculty Department Chair Institute
    • Breakout Session - Accessibility Guidelines for Online Courses
    • Panel Discussion
  • Sept 18 - Sylvania Part-Time Faculty
  • Sept 21 - Cascade Part -Time Faculty

A Clear Standard for Access to Instruction

Inclusive Environments to Address Learning Differences

  • Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall 112, Saturday, May 18,  9am – 4pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
  • Instructors: Kari Hanken, Gabe Hunter-Bernstein
  • 1-day (6-hour) class
  • .6 ceu  CEU 3348 CRN 29657
  • Utilize knowledge of learning differences to meet student needs.
  • Apply principles of universal design to maximize opportunities for students.
  • Adapt presentations, classroom activities, assignments, and assessments to increase accessibility for students.
  • Explore various instructional strategies to provide more access to content.
  • Survey technologies and resources available at PCC to promote accessibility.
  • Examine learning and processing disabilities and how they impact students in a learning environment.
  • Analyze one’s own practice to determine where accessibility can be further developed.
  • Investigate methods to create an atmosphere of approachability.

Disability History Exhibit during Art Beat

Art Beat Sylvania is proud to promote the Disability History Exhibit on display in the Upper CC Mall, May 6-10, all hours that the CC building is open.

The Disability History Exhibit is well worth seeing! Both educational and artistic, this 22-panel collage traces 3000 years of seldom-told history. From antiquity to the present, the collage takes viewers through an illustrated timeline that shows societies' attitudes and how they affect the lives of people with disabilities.


Spring Transition Events for High School students

Disability Services is inviting high school students and their parents to join us for Transition Information Nights. These events are designed to provide prospective students with a better sense of how to use accommodation in college. Please See our event flyer for details.

  • Wednesday April 17 at 7pm at Sylvania in the CC Cedar Room
  • Tuesday April 30 at 7pm at Rock Creek in Building 7 Room 105
  • Friday May 3rd at 7pm at Cascade in Terrell Hall Room 112

BEAT Dance Performance

Bold Expressive Art Theatre (BEAT) is a group comprised of students of the Oregon State School for the Deaf. They will be offering a performance (free of charge and open to the community) on April 29th at the Sylvania Little Theater at 7pm.
See the event flyer for details

Online Accommodation System Open Labs for students

  • Monday April 15 at 9am at CA in SSB 201
  • Monday April 15 at 2pm at RC in 5-123
  • Tuesday April 16 at 10am at SE in Tabor 108
  • Wednesday April 17 at 11am at SY in the Pine Room
  • Tuesday April 23 at 2pm at RC in 5-123
  • Tuesday April 23 at 2pm at SY in the Pine Room
  • Tuesday April 23 at 4pm at CA in SSB 201
  • Wednesday April 24 at 11am at SE in Tabor 108

Online Accommodation System Open Houses for faculty

Disability Services is rolling out a new Online Accommodation Management system! Open House sessions were offered to help faculty learn more about email notifications and accommodated exam process changes.

  • Wednesday March 20 10am at SE Campus in Tabor 117
  • Wednesday March 20 12pm at SY in the TLC
  • Thursday March 21 at 10am at RC in the TLC
  • Thursday March 21 at 2pm at CA in the TLC
  • Friday April 5 at 10am at CA in the TLC (SSB 208)
  • Friday April 5 10am at SY in the TLC (CC 222-3)
  • Friday April 5 at 3pm at RC in the TLC (3 - 102)
  • Friday April 5 3pm at SE Campus in Tabor 111
  • Wednesday April 10 at 3pm at CA in the TLC (SSB 208)
  • Friday April 12 at 9am at SE in Tabor 137
  • Friday April 12 at 12pm at RC in the TLC (3-102)
  • Tuesday April 16 at 2pm at SY in the TLC (CC 222-3)

    ASL Interpreted ASL Interpreter Available at SY events on April 5th and 16th

Community Event

Image from Flyer for Comedy Night - drama masks in wheelchair

Featuring "Friending with Brain Injury!" by Cheryl Green and other short comedy films - Event Flyer
Friday, November 16, 2012 from 7:00 - 8:30pm in Terrell Hall, Room 112 on the Cascade Campus

PCC Disability Employment Awareness

Employment Awareness Month

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Chance to participate in National Workforce Recruitment Program
  • Resume Help and PCC Courses
  • Night for Networking - A free event on October 16 at OHSU
  • Celebrate Ability - A free event on October 23 at the Lloyd Center Double Tree Hotel
  • Workforce Recruitment Program - Interviews by a federal recruiter on November 6 at PCC

Fall 2012 In-Service Activities for Staff and Faculty

September 2012 DS Inservice Events

Disability Services offered a series of back to back sessions that featured two different Accessibility related topics. Print off our flyer with Fall '12 dates and locations.

The first hour focused Accommodation and Universal Design, hitting important policy and practice updates.

The second hour focused on Adaptive Technology, highlighting the tools and techniques that are available for use across the district.

Disability Services also presented sessions within a variety of other existing in-service events including New Faculty Institute, Campus Specific Inservices, and more!

August 11, 2012 - Disability Arts and Culture Listening Session


Disability Arts and Culture Project listening session on the PCC Cascade campus
August 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 in Terrell Hall Room 112.

The event included discussion about how best to promote inclusive performance opportunities and social justice through the arts. All were welcome to this free event. For more details visit

May 25, 2012 - Math Accessibility session for faculty

Haris Gunadi from Oregon State University came to PCC to share information and best practices on the creation of accessible math content. Topics covered included LaTEX, MathML, Nemeth, and Tactile Graphics.