The office of Disability Support Services for Students assures program access to the college by students with disabilities. Access to Flathead Valley Community College is a civil right and the college prohibits discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities.

  • We coordinate and provide reasonable accommodations
  • Advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment
  • Promote self advocacy on the part of students we serve

The following laws give people with disabilities full civil rights protection at FVCC

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Student Responsibilities

  • Persons with disabilities or suspected disabilities should contact the Disability Specialist as a FIRST STEP in arranging accommodations.
  • The specialist will review current documentation or have an interactive dialogue with the student to verify the disability and to determine how functional limitations affect academic work.
  • Students may be referred to physicians, psychologists or qualified diagnosticians for assessment before accommodations are granted.
  • Payment for assessments is the responsibility of the student.
  • To check out assistive software or devices, the student must first contact the Disability Specialist

Disability Services Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and provide individual accommodations based on the logical link between the functional limitation and the accommodation.
  • Reasonable accommodations are changes in the learning environment that permit student with disabilities to compete on equal footing with their peers at college.
  • The accommodations modify non-essential elements of college programs.

Accommodations may include but are not limited to:

  • Audiobooks, note takers, scribes, alternative testing, ASL interpreters and assistive technology.
  • Current software include but are not limited to : Pocket Plex Talk, Smart Pen, Digital recorder, Kurzweil, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Natural Reader and FM System
  • FVCC has an institutional membership to Learning Ally and eligible student with course books available through this source will receive a login and password from the Disability Specialist.

For more information, contact Disability Support at (406) 756-3880 or email