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Requesting Services

The DSR office on each campus can assist students in requesting services. A DSR Specialist will

  • interview each student
  • review the required documentation
  • determine eligibility for services at Pima Community College. 

Once it's determined you are eligible for services at Pima, the DSR Specialist will work with you to identify appropriate accommodations.  Accommodations must be requested every semester.

To get started:

  • contact a disabled student resources (DSR) office to schedule an appointment
  • provide Proof of Disability
  • attend an intake interview with the DSR specialist
  • work with the DSR specialist to develop a service plan
  • review service policies
  • if needed, have an assistive technology evaluation.

Timeline for Service Requests

Type of Service Lead Time Required
Interpreting, Speech-to-Text transcription for scheduled classes Request immediately upon registration.  Due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee availability of interpreters/transcribers for requests made less than 4 weeks prior to the start of a class.
Interpreting, Speech-to-Text for special requests At least 5 working days prior to the date needed
Alternative Format (Textbooks):
   Electronic-text (E-text)
   Braille*
   Tactile graphics
Request immediately upon registration.  Due to the volume of requests, we cannot guarantee availability of files for requests made less than 6 weeks prior to the start of a class.

*Textbooks in Braille may take up to 6 months to obtain and, if possible, should be discussed with a DSR Specialist during the semester prior to the academic semester for which the text will be required.
Alternative Format (non-Textbook) At least 10 working days prior to the date needed
Video Captioning At least 8 weeks prior to the date needed
In-Class Assistant At least 3 weeks prior to the start of the class
Tables, chairs At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the class

To Cancel Services

To cancel services, you must contact the appropriate campus DSR office and give the

  • name of the service provider
  • requested service
  •  course
  • time of the class or session that is being canceled.

Interpreting services or real-time transcription services must be canceled through the West Campus DSR office.

If calling a DSR office after business hours, leave a message.  The voice mail system will log the time and date of the call. 

Provide notice of cancellation of services by 8:30 a.m. on the day of the requested service. If possible, provide 24-hour notice of cancellation.