Disability Services

A primary goal of the DRC is to assure an equal educational opportunity for the students with disabilities. The services listed below have been designed to ameliorate the architectural, sensory, language, or social barriers that may infringe upon that community.


Academic Advising

The DRC has trained professionals who are available to provide initial individual academic advisement such as a short-term education plan.



Students with disabilities are provided with accommodations based upon individual need in the educational setting resulting directly for the documented disability.


Adaptive Technology

Adaptive computer technology is available for use by students with physical, visual, hearing, or learning disabilities. Among those technologies available are screen readers, text enlargers and speech recognition.


Alternate Media

Students with visual, learning and severe physical disabilities may have the option of requesting textbooks and class materials in an alternate format when appropriate.



Disability counseling is available with the counselor/coordinator of DRC.


Department of Rehabilitation Liaison

DRC staff works closely with student's rehabilitation counselor in order to provide effective service coordination.


Note takers

Students with visual, learning or severe physical disabilities are generally eligible for note taker services. Note takers are students enrolled in the same class who share their class notes with the eligible students.


Priority Registration

Students with a documented disability are generally eligible for priority registration (early registration).


Sign Language Interpreters

DSPS offers classroom interpreting services for hearing-impaired students. Interpreters are scheduled at the beginning of each semester or enrollment period.



Only those vehicles with a current DMV plaque or Disabled Veteran plate will be allowed to use handicapped parking. Temporary handicapped plaques are available through DMV and students are asked to contact DMV directly. The DMV placards do not exempt students from daily/semester parking fees.


Test Accommodations

The DRC professionals determine appropriate test accommodations to eligible students which generally involves extended test time.



For more information please contact the DRC office at 650-306-3259.