Support Services

Disability Resource Services (DRS) provides support services and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. To ensure support services are available when classes begin, students should contact Disability Resource Services at least one month prior to attending BTC. Students may contact DRS at (608) 743-4422.

Support Services

Support services and accommodations for academic and accessibility needs are available for students with a documented disability in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Staff are available to meet with students prior to entry to develop an accommodation plan. Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible to ensure accommodations are in place when classes begin. Disability Resource Services provides the following Support Services for Students with Disabilities:

Documentation

To receive accommodations, students need to provide documentation of their disability. Documentation may consist of a medical or psychological evaluation, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Summary of Performance (SOP), or other professional documentation. If the documentation is incomplete or unclear, the SRLC may request additional information. This information is used to provide students with reasonable and appropriate accommodations. It is important to submit documentation as soon as possible to make sure accommodations are provided in a timely manner.

Your records will be handled in a confidential manner as outlined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ADA, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Provided below are documentation release forms that can be printed for your convenience.

Testing Accommodations

Testing accommodations may include additional time, distraction free room, taped tests, a reader, a scribe, or computer-assisted tests. Requests for testing accommodations should be made one week in advance in room 2214 in the Student Success Center at the Central Campus. Accommodations at other campus locations are available by calling Disability Resource Services at (608) 743-4422.

Accommodations for the COMPASS test are available through Disability Resource Services. Students should call to make an appointment. To take the test, students will need:

  • Documentation of disability
  • $10.00 Testing Fee

Assistive Technology

Blackhawk Technical College is committed to establishing equal access to students with disabilities through assistive technology. Assistive devices are available through Disability Resource Services. Students may use this equipment in the classroom or in the lab.

Assistive devices available include

  • Visual enlargers (V-tek, magnifiers, adaptive computer software)
  • Computers with voice recognition systems and/or voice synthesizers
  • MP3 players
  • Ergonomic forearm supports, wrist rests and copy holders
  • Telecommunications devices for the deaf or hard of hearing
  • Assistive keyboarding/ input devices
  • Electronic readers
  • Talking calculators
  • Alpha Smart
  • Scanners
  • Braille embosser
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Other equipment may be available upon request