Disability Services

Resources

 Support Services for LCSC Students

LCSC offers many services for oncampus students and distance students taking online courses.  If you need assistance with something not listed here, please feel free to reach out to Disability Services, or you can speak with your advisor.

 LCSC ADA Map LCSC Campus Map that indicates accessible entrances and locations of elevators
Student Counseling Center  Their mission is to assist and support students by focusing on their emotional and physical well-being by providing services such as personal counseling.
Student Health Services  LCSC has partnered with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) to continue offering high quality, affordable health services for students.  This new partnership gives students access to an expanded range of quality health specialties and services.
TRiO Student Support Services TRiO Student Support Services programs are designed to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  
Learning Resource Center

Free resources for Career & Technical Education (CTE) coursework.  Services include tutoring, study rooms, study groups, and much more! 

Math and Science Tutoring Center Math and science tutors are available to assist LCSC students enrolled in classes in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.  Some classes also offer online tutoring for students who can't make it to campus.

Testing Center

The Testing Center offers test proctoring services to students or community members who need to take an exam in a supervised setting.

Writing Center  The LCSC Writing Center is a tutoring service staffed by knowledgeable students and faculty to help students of all disciplines become better writers. The service is free to LCSC students.
 Library Through the selection, organization, and dissemination of information, the Library supports the academic and vocational programs of the College.
Advising Center At LCSC, educational advising is viewed as the foundation for a successful academic program.
Student Employment and Career Center  Lewis-Clark State College Work Scholars is a unique program designed to reduce student loan debt. 
 CAMP The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is an educational program that helps students from qualifying migrant/seasonal farm work backgrounds enter and succeed in college.  CAMP provides scholarship opportunities for qualifying students.

Organizations 

Below is a list of external organizations whose work centers around accessibility and universal design.

 AAPD  

American Association of People With Disabilities: A cross-disability site with numerous resources and free membership available.

AHEAD  

Association of Higher Education and Disability: The premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

NCLD National Center for Learning Disabilities: A nationwide listing of schools, summer programs, assessment and treatment centers, and parent support.
DAC NW  Disability Action Center, Northwest: An organization focused on building community, achieving equality, and creating independence in an accessible world.
DO-IT Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology Center, University of Washington: DO-IT serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.

Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources

There is a wide variety of websites and apps available to assist students with disabilities with their studies. Some are designed with specific disabilities in mind, and others are designed for a wider audience. Note that there are thousands of apps which can potentially help you; those listed here are a small sample.

The software and apps listed here were selected because they can be used on multiple types of devices and they are free. Check the app store on your device to find similar apps. You may find one that works better for you than the ones listed below!  (Please note: With the exception of Read&Write, Disability Services does not provide technical support for the apps and services listed below.)

Read Aloud Tools

Read & Write software is free to download for all LCSC students, faculty, and staff.  It features a variety of text-to-speech tools to aid in reading aloud most documents or webpages. It also features a number of study tools, such as dictionaries, enhanced spell-checkers, and highlighters. Read&Write works on Windows and Macintosh computers. 

Features of the Read&Write software:

  • Text-to-speech: reads aloud electronic text for improved comprehension
  • Speech maker: creates and MP3 version of electronic text for on-the-go reading
  • Vocabulary list builder: creates lists with definitions and pictures for studying
  • Highlighter tool: highlights and then collects the color-coded highlights for research papers

For more information about Read&Write features visit Texthelp. Download Read&Write now!

Note: Some computers and tablets have built in text-to-speech readers

Organization Tools

Google Drive - store all of your documents in one place so you can have them with you wherever you go; your lcmail account is a Google account so LCSC students already have an account!

Evernote - take handwritten, typed, or audio recorded notes, create to-do lists, or take clips from webpages and store them all in one place.

OneNote - gathers user's notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries; notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network; Free to LCSC students.

myHomework - helps you keep track of upcoming assignments and tests.

Study Tools

Anki - flashcard tool that uses scientifically based algorithms to know when to repeat a flashcard to best help you memorize it. 

Khan Academy - site offers short videos with information on a wide variety of academic areas. If you missed a topic in class or just need something explained in a different way, this site may have a video to help you out.

Quizlet - create flashcards or quizzes on any topic, or view others created by people around the world. 

Anxiety Management Tools

Breathe2Relax - developed by the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, it guides the user through a deep breathing exercise to help manage anxiety and stress.

PTSD Coach - created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help anyone with PTSD track their symptoms, manage their stress, and find information on effective treatments.

SAM App - an app developed by a team of psychologists to help users understand and manage anxiety.