Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center would like to welcome you to Lake Tahoe Community College and the DRC. Here at LTCC, students with disabilities do just as well as the student body as a whole. We know that your potential as a quality student is strong! We look forward to working with you as you embark on your college adventure.

The purpose of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is:

  1. To assist students with disabilities to be able to participate in and benefit from course and programs at the college.
  2. To assist the district/college administration, staff, and faculty in complying with legal mandates regarding access to all of its programs, courses, and services for students, staff, and members of the public who have disabilities.
  3. To provide outreach, education, and collaboration to community agencies and members of the public who serve current and future students with disabilities.


Learning Disability Assessment

The Learning Disabilities Assessment may help you to better understand your strengths and weaknesses. You may learn areas you need to remedy, strategies that would assist you, and you may qualify for academic accommodations.
LTCC students currently enrolled in an academic course(s) can be assessed for a Learning Disability by qualified DRC staff. If you are interested in being tested, please come by the Disability Resource Center (Room A205) for more information, and to make an appointment with a Learning Disability Specialist. You can call to schedule an appointment at (530) 541-4660 x 249.  All counseling and testing is completely confidential.



Individualized Support Services

• Academic Advisement Assessment for Learning Disabilities
• Disability-Related Counseling
• Equipment Loans
• Interpreters
• Learning Aids
• Liaison with Campus Faculty and Staff
• Linkage with University Disability Programs
• Notetaking Assistance
• Referrals to On-Campus and Community Agencies
• Registration Assistance
• Special Parking
• Alternate Media
• Test-Taking Accommodations
• Tutorial Services


High Tech Center

• Any student who has a documented disability with the DRC has full access to the High Tech Center, located in Room A205. This space offers the following:
• Adapted Software Computers with voice output
• Enlarged display Perkins Brailler Software to assist in enhancing specific cognitive and academic skills
• Special keyboard configurations
• Voice Recognition Software (Dragon Dictate)


Sign Language Interpreting Services 
Students requiring the use of a Sign Language Interpreter are asked to complete a Sign Language Interpreter Request Form.


Eligibility for Services

Any registered student with a verifiable disability is eligible for Disability Resource Center services. The use of services is voluntary. Students do not necessarily need to have a disability to enroll in classes offered by the DRC. However, in order to receive academic accommodations students must have a verifiable disability. Students can be assessed at the DRC, and limited early evening appointments are available.


Links to Learning Disability-Related Websites

Learning Disability Association of America

Attention Deficit Disorder - ADDvantages

Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)

Charles Schwab Learning

Learning Disabilities Association of California

AHEAD: Association on Higher Education and Disability