Distance Learners and DSS FAQ
How can I request accommodations if I am not in town?
Distance learners are still able to receive accommodations that they are determined to be eligible for. Complete the application for services
on the DSS webpage, submit your documentation via mail, email, or fax, and call the office at 850-201-8430 to schedule a phone or a virtual appointment with a DSS advisor.
Can I use adaptive technology with online courses?
Yes! Blackboard is compatible with screen readers. All materials in the Virtual Learning Commons are created in accessible format. If you find a resource that you are not able to access, please call the DSS office at 850-201-8430 for assistance.
Who do I need to contact to arrange for testing accommodations?
Students can contact the TCC DSS Testing Center at 850-201-8271, to arrange for online accommodations to be set up. If an instructor does not provide online tests, but requires tests be taken in person, you can contact the same number to get information on setting up a proctor site near you.
I utilize audio books. Is there a way for me to continue this as a distance learner?
Yes! Make sure that you are registered member of Learning Ally
. You will be able to request your books through this service. If a book that you need is not available at Learning Ally, please call the DSS office at 850-201-8430 so that arrangements can be made with the publisher to get an accessible format.