Disability Services Center

RIC student Faythann Fallon
What We Do

Disability Services serves students with all types of disabilities: mobility, hearing, vision, motor, psychological, learning (including attention disorders), speech, chronic disease, and other conditions.

Contact Information
Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (June-August)

Extended hours available by appointment.

The Disability Services Center is the central location on campus for disability-related needs and is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabling conditions and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. As the initial contact point for students with disabilities, the Disability Services Center endeavors to make students aware of the many opportunities and resources available to them. Support services may include classroom and testing accommodations, advisement, referrals, and use of assistive technology. The office not only serves as an advocate for students with disabilities, but also encourages students toward self-advocacy.

The Disability Services Center is the central location on campus for disability-related services for students and is a primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.

We recognize disability as a form of diversity, promote the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of college life, and endeavor to make students aware of the many opportunities and resources available to them at Rhode Island College.

We serve students with all types of disabilities: mobility, hearing, vision, motor, psychological, learning, attention, speech, medical, developmental, and other conditions. In addition, the Disability Services Center shall seek to assist students with temporary impairments, who are in need of short-term accommodations. Support services may include classroom and testing accommodations, advisement, referrals, and use of assistive technology.

Students who self-identify and provide the Disability Services Center appropriate documentation of their condition may be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and analogous state laws. The Disability Services Center is also available to advise any student who needs information about how obtain appropriate documentation of a disability.

Please Note: The policies and procedures described on this website are designed to provide information regarding accommodations for students with disabilities and are subject to change with or without notice.

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We are here to help

Rhode Island College is committed to providing accommodations for students with disabilities and supporting them in achieving their academic goals. Rhode Island College students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff. To make an appointment, please call us at 401-456-2776 or TTY (via RI Relay) 711 or email dsc@ric.edu.

Our Staff

The staff within the Disability Services Center are committed to leading systemic strategies, policies and practices that create an equitable, safe and affirming educational environment.

Students in Dorm Room

Housing Accommodations

Housing accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis, taking the student’s medically documented need and prevailing standards for reasonable accommodations into consideration.

RIC students in computer lab

Testing Accommodations

These include extended time, separate location, readers/scribes and the use of computer, calculator, and/or assistive technology.

Office of Academic Support

Requesting E-Text and Audio Books

Students, who are registered with the Disability Services Center and who have documented print disabilities or certain mobility impairments, may request their course materials in audio, electronic or other alternative format.

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