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Disability Services

Disability Support Services

Metropolitan Community College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act which prohibit discrimination in admission or access to its programs based on disability. Each MCC campus has an Disability Support Services (DSS) office that provides special services for students with documented disabilities. Arrangements can be made for aids and adjustments to help ensure equal access to programs and services.

The campus DSS office also has information regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.

Inquiries may be addressed to:

MCC-Blue River
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
20301 E. 78 Highway,
Independence, MO 64057-2023
Telephone: 816.604.6569
Office Hours

MCC-Business & Technology
Counselor/Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
1775 Universal Avenue, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64120-2429
Telephone: 816.604.5491
Office Hours

Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
500 SW Longview Road,
Lee's Summit, MO 64081-2015
Telephone: 816.604.2254
Office Hours

MCC-Maple Woods
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64156-1200
Telephone: 816.604.3192
Office Hours

MCC-Penn Valley
Disability Support Services (DSS) Coordinator,
3201 Southwest Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO 64111-2764
Telephone: 816.604.4293
Office Hours

If you have a disability, you'll find MCC a friendly place. Through our DSS offices, we work to remove barriers to your college education. We'll help you with:

  • Classroom accommodations
  • Interpreters, readers and scribes
  • Providing resources to faculty or staff
  • Connecting with community professionals and agencies
  • Supplying textbooks in alternative formats
  • Arranging alternative testing
  • Providing assistive technology
  • Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students

To qualify

Contact a DSS office and provide written documentation of your disability. Returning students can use a renewal form . Apply well before each semester starts so accommodations can be arranged. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. We'll help, but it is your responsibility to deliver documentation and discuss your needs with your instructor.

Our Mission, Vision and Values Statements

What Drives Us

DSS Mission:

  • Our mission is to collaborate with and empower students with disabilities so as to enhance their ability to pursue their educational and career hopes and desires.
  • Determine eligibility for services based on the definition of a disability as found in Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Provide accommodations for students with disabilities who have requested those services including accessibility in facilities, technology and service delivery methods.
  • Collaborate with administration, faculty and staff regarding access and the concept of universal design.
  • Provide information regarding disability issues.

DSS Vision:

Our vision is to achieve an environment based on the concept of universal design. That someday, all programs, services, activities and environments will be accessible to all people to the greatest extent possible, and where only specialized services and unique accommodations are provided by the campus Access office.

Our Values

  • Students are treated with dignity and respect in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Students are essentially responsible for their education plans as well as their decision to access accommodations.
  • Students have the right to privacy.
  • Service providers will advocate for reasonable accommodations understanding the balance between the student's needs and the college's desire not to fundamentally alter the nature of the program.
Last Modified: 11/11/15