Disability Services

The office of Disability Services (DS) helps students with disabilities participate more fully in educational programming, benefit from an accessible environment and achieve greater academic and personal success by facilitating educational, programmatic and physical access.

Campus Accessibility

If you should experience a problem with campus accessibility, please notify the Office of Disability Services. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you have an accessibility problem or concern that needs to be addressed right away when Disability Services is closed, please contact Campus Police at (615) 230-3595

Support Services

Volunteer State Community College office of Disability Service provides assistance to students with qualifying disabilities by offering classroom accommodations, testing accommodations, and mentoring. Based on diagnosed disability and supporting documentation, accommodations that students may receive include:

  • Mentoring
  • Note Taking Assistance
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Alternate Format Textbooks
  • Orientation to Adaptive Technology
  • Interpreting for students with hearing impairments
  • Assisted listening devices
  • Braille materials

Accessible Parking Permits

Temporary accessible parking permits are issued by the office of Disability Services. These permits are for use only on campus and will be given for temporary disabilities. Appropriate documentation of a temporary disability must be provided to the office of Disability Services. Permits are issued after appropriate documentation has been reviewed. The permit must be displayed in the front of the vehicle while it is parked on campus. A list of issued permits will be submitted to Campus Police along with vehicle and driver information. If an accessible permit is needed for an extended period of time, the requestor will need to apply for a government issued accessible permit.

Fee Waiver

Students who live in Tennessee and who are totally and permanently disabled (TPD), may apply for a TPD Fee Waiver. Students must:

  • Apply for admission to the college and meet eligibility guidelines as outlined by the Department of Admissions
  • Not be working at an occupation that brings an income
  • Not have an open file with Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Submit proof of a total and permanent disability to the Office of Disability Services
  • Not register for classes prior to 4 weeks before the start of the semester nor have permits for classes prior to 4 weeks before the start of the semester

A service fee of $70 per semester will be the responsibility of the student. Additional course fees will apply to some courses and will be the responsibility of the student. These fees may include: textbooks, incluEd fees, online course fees, science fees, music fees, radiology fees, veterinary technology fees, material fees, uniforms/special clothing, equipment, and other fees. Please see the current catalog for additional information.