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Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services

Welcome to the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services (OSDDS)! If you are a disabled or Deaf student, OSDDS will help you access needed accommodations and support services. If you are a family member of a Deaf or disabled student, or an HCC faculty or staff person, OSDDS staff can provide consultation, information, and resources to help you support your student. Look at the Assistive Technology Center for more information from the department.

To better serve the students we ask them to activate their services each semester.

Online students who wish to access the services of the Office for Students with Disabilities and Deaf Services can contact our office at 413.552.2417, or by visiting our webpage on the HCC website. 

We are available to assist all students and will work with you to complete either an in -person or electronic intake session with eligible online students. 

Please contact us to learn about our supports and community resources that will assure you full access to HCC's programs and services.

After you have activated your services come back to check on the status of your request.

Holyoke Community College respects each student's dignity, capacity to contribute, and desire for personal growth and accomplishment. We are committed to ensuring that students with disabilities and Deaf students have equal access to the full range of programs and services offered by HCC. The college fosters intellectual and physical independence to the greatest extent possible in all of its students, and offers reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities and Deaf students. We believe you will find HCC to be a friendly community of supportive and caring staff, faculty and administrators, working in partnership with students.

Contact us at 413.552.2417, or stop by DONAHUE 147 to make an appointment to meet with one of our staff. 

Holyoke Community College adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992 which states that "no qualified individual with a disability shall, solely on the basis of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity in higher education."


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040