Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Engage with Disability Services

There are a variety of opportunities throughout the year in which Disability Services connects with students, staff, and faculty across the district. We offer resources, training, and support.

Students who are just getting started with Disability Services will need to attend an information session.

See our live event calendar:


Tech Help Drop-In Hours for Students - First Two Weeks of Term

  Monday, March 28 Tuesday, March 29 Wednesday, March 30 Thursday, March 31 Friday, April 1
Cascade   9am-12pm   3pm-5pm  
Rock Creek   1pm-4pm     9am-12pm
Southeast   1pm-4pm 9am-12pm    
Sylvania 1pm-4pm     9am-12pm  
  Monday, April 4 Tuesday, April 5 Wednesday, April 6 Thursday, April 7 Friday, April 8
Cascade   1pm-4pm   9am-12pm  
Rock Creek   9am-12pm   1pm-4pm  
Southeast   9am-12pm 1pm-4pm    
Sylvania 9am-12pm     1pm-4pm  

Technical Assistance and Adaptive Technology Exploration

These sessions explore a variety of tools and Techniques that are available for use through PCC. These sessions may be required for students borrowing equipment from Disability Services, but are also open to staff and faculty and the general student population who are interested in how these technologies work. Check in with the Disability Services Office Assistants at any campus to verify availability on any particular date. Appointment times are also available upon request.

Participants can learn more about:
  • Read and Write Gold - which supports literacy through multimodal content delivery and other learning tools.
  • Voice Recognition - built into some operating systems, and allows individuals to dictate rather than type.
  • Magnification - built into operating systems, but also available through other software and hardware options.
  • Livescribe - produces multimedia notes, is sold in our bookstore, and is featured in a Disability Services Universal Design Pilot project .
  • AT equipment loaned through the libraries or through DS

Disability as part of Diversity

This session will provide context for understanding disability not as a medical problem but as a socially constructed phenomenon. It is recommended for staff and faculty as well as student groups.