About DSPS

People Helping People

There are thousands of people with disabilities at City College of San Francisco. They are students, faculty, and staff. Their disabilities include impairments in mobility, vision, hearing, and speech; and less obvious problems such as learning disabilities, psychological disorders, and developmental disabilities. There are also individuals who experience other functional limitations as a result of an acquired brain impairment or other health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, seizures, cardiac disorders, and so on.

If you are a student with a disability, your involvement with the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) can be thought of as a partnership between you and the Disabled Students Programs and Services staff. The DSPS staff consists of faculty members, counselors, disability specialists, technology and media specialists, instructional assistants, interpreters, and office staff. They are people you can work with to plan support services that will help you move toward your goals.

Our counselors have specific expertise in disabilities, including disability entitlements. These entitlements include accommodations, which are designed to give students an equal opportunity in the college setting (e.g., extended time for tests, a quiet testing environment, Braille, or electronic text).

After verifying a student's disability, the counselor will recommend appropriate accommodations. Counselors also help students identify their academic and career goals and develop necessary coping strategies. Besides English, counseling is provided in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

For more information, please contact us at:

(415) 452-5481 Voice - Ocean Campus
(415) 452-5451 TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) - Ocean Campus


(415) 561-1001 Voice - John Adams Center
(415) 561-1007 TDD - John Adams Center

Telephone appointments with counselors are available for those who are not able to come to campus.

We look forward to working with you and helping you to reach your educational goals.

Please use the links to the left for more information..

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