Student Accessibility Services
Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities attending classes both on campus and online. We work with students one-on-one to accommodate their academic and personal needs and help them get the most out of their time at Shoreline.
Please note that new accommodations will be approved only through Week Six for that quarter. Students can continue to set appointments to discuss accommodations to go into effect for their next quarter.
Contact us today or choose from the options below to learn more and get started.
Reasonable accommodations and modifications can be valuable tools for success in school. SAS can assist by providing, for example, the following accommodations:
- extra testing time and quiet rooms to help focus on exams
- audio and video captioning and alternative text formats
- assistance with notetaking in the classroom
- sign language interpreters
- assistance with campus access
- housing accommodations
- early registration for classes
- and more!
Students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities are eligible for services. Verification of diagnosis that is three years old or less is required. Students must be currently enrolled at Shoreline Community College to apply for SAS assistance.
Examples of disabilities SAS has assisted with include:
- learning disabilities
- vision and hearing disabilities
- psychiatric disabilities
- temporary physical disabilities (i.e. a broken leg)
Eligibility is evaluated both by Shoreline’s Policy 5114 and ultimately by SAS’s Program Specialist, who approves students’ verification of disability documentation.
Access SAS Services
For students that are enrolled at Shoreline and would like to work with Student Accessibility Services, please complete the following steps:
- Fill out and submit the New Student Application
To complete the New Student Application, log into AIM, SAS's online portal, using your Shoreline Network Account username and password.
Formal documentation verifying your diagnosis is required and can be submitted with your application.Log into AIM
- Schedule a 50-minute Access appointment
An Access appointment allows you to talk with an SAS staff member about reasonable accommodations and/or services that address the barriers you are experiencing.
To schedule an Access appointment, log into Starfish using your Shoreline Network Account username and password. Scroll down to Your Services, and click on Student Accessibility Services. Select 'Access appointment' from the list of reasons for your appointment.
Do you need Housing Accommodations?
If you are solely seeking Housing Accommodations or Modifications, you need only submit a Housing Accommodations application in the Student AIM Portal. You will need to provide documentation and meet with SAS's Program Specialist.
If you are a current Shoreline student that is already registered with the SAS office, you must request your accommodations through your Student AIM Portal every quarter.
Check out these instructions for how to request accommodations in AIM (Word).
For some unique accommodations you may also need to submit the appropriate forms for those specific accommodations.
Students who have Testing Accommodations must submit an exam request through their Student AIM Portal.
Check out these instructions for how to submit an exam request in AIM (Word).
Schedule an appointment
If you would like to meet with a SAS team member, schedule an appointment through Starfish.
Once logged in, select My Success Network, click Services, then click Student Accessibility Services. Select 'Follow-up appointment' from the list of reasons for your appointment.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 546-4545
- If you're having difficulty accessing your Student AIM Portal, visit our online Support Center where you can find the answers to your questions or submit a request for additional assistance
Student Rights and SAS Policies
Students have rights and responsibilities and SAS, as well as Shoreline Community College as a whole, is committed to recognizing these.
Shoreline Community College is committed to providing educational programs without regard to disabling conditions as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Reasonable accommodations will be made and no otherwise qualified individual with disabling conditions shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or service administered by the college.
- Policy 5114- Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities (Shoreline Community College policy)
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 2008 (ADAAA) (A federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals from discrimination, including in colleges.)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (A federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in programs that receive federal financial aid, such as FAFSA.)
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Accessible electronic and information technology)
- City of Shoreline Non-Discrimination Policy