Disability Services

The Disability Services Office at each college offers a variety of accommodations for students with disabilities or special requirements. Services are coordinated to fit individual needs and may include:

  • Sign language interpreting
  • Computer-aided real-time translation (CART) services
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader/scribe services
  • Use of assistive technology
  • Loan of specialized equipment such as audio tape recorders and talking calculators
  • Providing large-print materials

Academic and career advisement services, testing arrangements, registration, and information and referral services are available.

Students requesting services are responsible for providing current educational or psychological/medical documentation from a qualified professional verifying disability and need for services. New students are encouraged to contact the Disability Services Office at least one month before classes begin.

Students with disabilities attending college have a right to appeal decisions concerning physical and academic accommodations by submitting a written petition to the designated Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator. For more information, contact the Disability Services Office.

Links for More Information

Disability Services Office

  • Brookhaven College
  • S-136
  • bhcADAservices@dcccd.edu
  • 972-860-4673
  • 972-860-4129 (fax)
  • Office Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.;
    • Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Disability Support Services

The Brookhaven College Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel will coordinate the assistance you need to participate fully in college classes, programs and activities.

Disability Support Services Rehabilitation Specialists will help you learn what you need to know about Brookhaven College, and college in general, and how to get off to the best possible start. This includes help in determining your own individual education needs.

A Word about Confidentiality

Information provided to the Disability Support Services office is kept confidential. Medical or other disability-related documentation you provide will not be released to anyone without your written permission.

Disability, Rehabilitation and Education

Brookhaven College, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, assures access to college programs and facilities. The Brookhaven College coordinator for the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504),  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II), The ADA Amendment Act of 2008, and the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is:

  • Oscar Lopez, vice president of Student Services and Enrollment Management

Funding for the Disability Support Services Program is made possible by the Coordinating Board of Texas Colleges and Universities, the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Educational Act and Brookhaven College.