Welcome to the Office of Disability Services at Bristol

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides support services that enable qualified students with disabilities to participate in the life of the academic community. ODS assists students, as well as other College departments, in providing access to services and programs in the most integrated setting possible. 

ODS Learning Specialists meet with qualified students to review documentation, determine reasonable classroom accommodations, and recommend strategies to capitalize on strengths and develop academic approaches to learning. Individual accommodations are a civil right guaranteed under federal laws (ADAAA, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

The first step to registering with ODS is to contact the Office of Disability Services by phone at 774.357.2955, email at ODSAccess@BristolCC.edu, or by completing the confidential online Disability Disclosure Form. 


New students

Students with disabilities who are new to Bristol, may request accommodations by registering with ODS. To begin registering with ODS, students should complete the Disability Disclosure Form and then meet with a Learning Specialist for an intake. Once the intake is completed, students will receive an accommodation letter which they will share with instructors each semester. Documentation may be requested from the student to confirm the need for reasonable accommodations.

Returning students

Students with disabilities who have already registered with ODS, worked with a Learning Specialist, and/or received accommodations, may reach out to their Learning Specialist at any time during the year to discuss accommodations, accessibility, or other disability-related matters.

Don't remember your Learning Specialist? Click here to meet our ODS staff.

Students are also welcome to contact ODS at 774.357.2955 or ODSAccess@BristolCC.edu

ODS is dedicated to providing you with access to the equipment, tools, and environment necessary to be successful at any Bristol Community College location.