Welcome to Disability Services!
Great Falls College is committed to ensuring that the college’s programs, services, and activities are accessible to those with disabilities, and web content should be accessible to a diverse audience with the following guidelines and standards:
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0:
WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making web content more accessible. Following these guidelines at the AA level, will make content accessible to a wider range of people with various kinds of disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Implementing proper accessibility will make your web content more usable to users in general.
For questions regarding web accessibility or to notify the College regarding online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, contact Tony Bernatonis for all website related inquiries.
To report barriers to access on our campus, please contact the Director of Disability Services.
As a campus community, we value disability as an important aspect of diversity. At Great Falls College MSU, we are here to identify any barriers to your education on our campus.
Disability Services works with all entities on our campus by providing resources, training, accommodating students, and providing an all-inclusive environment without barriers. Not all disabilities are visible, and a large number of students registered with Disability Services have disabilities such as ADD/ ADHD, learning disabilities, health impairments, or psychiatric disabilities.
If you suspect you have a disability, but you are not sure, please contact Disability Services. If you’ve had a disability for years, or recently acquired a disability, please contact Disability Services.
The first step to determine eligibility for services is to schedule a one hour intake appointment with the Director of Disability Services to discuss how your disability impacts your learning, and together, to determine reasonable Accommodations and Services.
Appropriate Documentation from a qualified professional addressing the student’s functional limitations should be submitted to the Disability Services office. Together, both the Director and the student will determine reasonable accommodations.
Disability Services recommends that students Register for Services preferably at the beginning of semester. Please schedule an appointment with the Director of Disability Services as soon as possible.
The Disability Services Office is located in R 261 on the 2nd level at the top of the ramp across from the Advising and Career Center and next to the Academic Success Center.
- Elevator access to the 2nd level is available through the “1” Atrium entrance on the north side of the building.
- Ramp access to the 2nd level is located near the Book Store on the first level
- Campus Map
- Braille signage
- Sorenson Video Phone (406) 205-1079 located in Disability Services
- Ground-level ramped entries
- Ramp to second level
- Accessible restrooms and water fountains
- Accessible parking
Conduct Guidelines and Grievance Procedures for students may be found at:
The Disability Services office at Great Falls College MSU offers support services to any qualified student with a disability who requests such services. It is each student’s responsibility to make use of these services. Each student is reminded that he is ultimately responsible for his academic success and/or failure. Each student must take the initiative to use time, facilities, and support services in a productive manner. Each student is responsible for his own work and grade in each course.
Also, the Disability Services Office offers direction in securing guidance in academic and personal matters. Again, it is each student’s responsibility to make use of these services. The Disability Services will not be held responsible for acts of misconduct committed by any student.
It is the responsibility of each student to know and abide by all Great Falls College MSU’s policies, rules, and regulations. Each student must take the initiative to familiarize himself with these policies, rules, and regulations. Failure to do so will not exclude the student from reprimand or any other consequence of violating any Great Falls College MSU’s policy, rule, or regulations.
In the event a disability-related problem arises, please contact the Director of Disability Services. If the Director is not able to help you resolve the complaint, all reports or any concerns about conduct that may violate this policy and retaliation should be reported to:
Mary Kay Bonilla, HR Director and Interim Chief Student Affairs Officer at: 406.771.5123
Students may also file a complaint with:
U. S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights;
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099