The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office provides and facilitates support services and accommodations for students with disabilities. The DSS Office works under the federal guidelines included in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 in regards to postsecondary education.

Panola College is committed to providing a barrier-free educational environment to the extent possible. To this end, every effort is made to ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to students with disabilities. Support Services are available to students to provide them with an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational offerings of the institution and to participate in the life of the College.

Available Services and Aids

Disability Support Services can provide the following types of services/aids:

504/ADA Services

  • Registration Assistance
  • Test Accommodations
  • Taped Lectures/Texts
  • Notetakers
  • Readers

Tutorial Services

  • Skills Bank (Basic Skills)
  • Computer Tutoring Lab
  • Paid Peer Tutors
  • Upswing Virtual Tutoring

Study Skills Instruction

  • Improving Study Skills
  • Tutoring Information
  • Upswing Tutoring Information
  • Workshops

Technological Application

  • Computer
  • Low Vision Reading System
  • Texas Text Exchange

Disability Support Services Documentation

A disability, as defined by federal guidelines, is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities such as walking, hearing, or seeing. A student must self-identify, complete a Disability Accommodations Application, and provide recent documentation of his or her disability to the DSS office.

Disability Support Services will facilitate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. New students are encouraged to read the Handbook for Students with Disabilities and to contact the DSS office following admission to ensure needed accommodations are available at the time of enrollment.

disability support services mission statement

Panola College Disability Support Services provides and coordinates support services to improve the educational experience of students with qualifying disabilities by offering reasonable accommodations in a holistic environment.

Contact Information

Charles C. Matthews Foundation Student Center; 2nd Floor

Telephone: (903) 693-2046

Fax: (903) 693-2031

If calling from a TTY/TDD, use Texas Relay at 800-735-2989.