Student communicating with female staff member through assistive technology
A male student communicating via sign language to a female staff member
Dog guiding a visually impaired student

Steps to Take


In General:

  • Obtain a high school diploma or GED
  • Assess college/career goals for post high school.
  • Take ACT/SAT with appropriate accommodations.
  • Practice being a “self-advocate” by being able to explain your disability and the kinds of accommodations you need.
  • Make sure your documentation of disability is up-to-date and meets college guidelines.
  • Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office for an appointment to discuss the possibility of assistance.  (865-594-6060)

At Pellissippi State:

Email Disability Services (opens in new window) 

Phone: 865.694.6411                     Office Fax: 865-539-7699

Disability Services Website (opens in new window)