Accommodations

Accommodations

We offer a broad range of legally mandated accommodations including but not limited to:

  • Modifications of academic requirements which may include changes in the length of time necessary for completion of degree requirements, substitution of specific required courses, and adaptations in the manner courses are conducted or learning is demonstrated. Requirements essential to the program of instruction or related to licensing requirements are not regarded as discriminatory.
  • Auxiliary aids for students with impaired sensory, manual, language or processing skills. Such aids may include taped texts, readers, interpreters, note takers, tape recorders, adapted classroom equipment, and other similar services or equipment. DSPS assists students with auxiliary aid requirements.
  • Tests administered in such a manner that results for students with sensory, manual, speaking or learning disabilities measure the students' aptitudes or achievement levels rather than the functional limitations of their disabilities.

Examples of Services, Accommodations and Auxiliary Aids

ACCESSIBLE COMPUTER LABORATORIES
The Ocean Campus and John Adams Center Accessible Computer Laboratories are equipped with computers and assistive technologies, including screen magnification, screen readers, text-to-speech programs, speech recognition programs, Braille embossers, and modified keyboard and pointing devices. Training is provided.

ASSESSMENTS
Students are tested for learning disabilities, basic skills, and hearing acuity.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICE ON LOAN
This is a sound amplifying device which may be attached to a hearing aid or used separately.

BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS IN ALTERNATE FORMAT
Arrangements can be made for textbooks, handouts, and tests to be provided in audio, Braille, large print and etext formats for students with qualifying print disabilities.

EQUIPMENT
Closed circuit TV to display enlarged print, tape recorders, spell checkers, note taking keyboards, and electronic wheelchairs are available on short-term loan.

HEARING SCREENING
Available by arrangement.

LETTER TO BYPASS LINES
If you are unable to stand for long periods of time, you may obtain a letter to bypass lines.

LOCKERS
Lockers are located in Cloud Hall and are available on a case-by-case basis. The DSPS office provides a lock which must be returned at the end of the semester.

MEDICAL PARKING INFORMATION
Medical placards issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles allow students with CCSF permits to park in student, faculty or staff parking lots, and blue zones on campuses. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Police at (415) 239-3200.

NOTE TAKERS
Arrangements are made for classmates to assist those who are unable to take notes.

PORTABLE EQUIPMENT
Portable equipment available on loan includes assistive listening devices, Alphasmarts (portable keyboards for notetaking), back rests, spell checkers, tape players/recorders, DAISY etext and audio playback devices and adaptive furniture.

PREFERENTIAL SEATING
Seating in front of the classroom may be arranged.

PRIORITY REGISTRATION
Priority tickets allow students to enroll in classes early. Students unable to register on their own may be registered by proxy.

READERS, SCRIBES, TEST PROCTORS
Available by arrangement.

REFERRALS
To services on and off campus, such as Financial Aid, Learning Assistance Center, Writing Success Project, the Career Development and Placement, Independent Living Resource Center and other community agencies.
Referral to the State Department of Rehabilitation for vocational planning and job placement.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
Sign language interpreters are available.

TEST ACCOMMODATIONS
Additional time to complete exams, taking tests in a different modality, or other arrangements. Your DSPS counselor will prepare a letter to your instructor verifying your eligibility.

TRANSIT
DSPS loans electric scooters on the Ocean Campus to students who have mobility problems.