Accessible Computer Laboratories

The DSPS operates two Accessible Computer Laboratories: one on the Ocean Campus and one at the John Adams Center.

Each Accessible Computer Lab instructs students with disabilities in the use of adaptive computer technology and software, and does outreach to all students on the campus who would benefit from using the Lab.

The primary purpose of the Accessible Computer Lab is to support educational access for students with disabilities by teaching computer adaptations and providing instruction in computer skills that can be transferred to other computer labs on campus. The ACL is not intended to be a clerical skills training program. It serves as training for disability-related computer needs.

Each ACL has Windows PC and Apple Macintosh computers, high speed Internet access, scanners, and printers. Available adaptations include speech recognition software, text-to-speech synthesizers, screen reading software, screen magnification software, adapted keyboards, Braille output and other accommodations for students with physical and cognitive disabilities. All ability levels are accepted, from beginning to advanced. The ACL is open-entry, open-exit and non-credit.

The ACL assists students in:

  • Learning how to use computer adaptations.
  • Learning basic adaptive word processing and spreadsheets through self-paced tutorials.
  • Completing class assignments using computer adaptations.
  • Using the Internet and Email.

Accessible Computer Laboratories Locations/Hours/Contact Information

Please note that during the summer the Ocean and John Adams Accessible Computer Labs are open on a limited basis. During the summer please call 415-452-5481 for the schedule.

Ocean Campus ACL

50 Phelan Avenue
Batmale Hall, Room 231
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 239-3616 Voice

For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) or FAX, contact the Ocean DSPS Reception Desk in Rosenberg 323:
(415) 452-5451 TDD
(415) 452-5565 FAX

Ocean ACL Regular (Fall/Spring) Open Hours:

Mon 9:10 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 9:10 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 9:10 am - 2:00 pm and 3:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:10 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 9:10 am - 12:00 noon

For further information about the Ocean Accessible Computer Laboratory, contact the instructor at (415) 239-3616.

John Adams Center ACL

1860 Hayes Street, Room 104
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 561-1822
(415) 561-1823 TDD

John Adams DSPS Reception Desk
(415) 561-1001 Voice
(415) 561-1007 TDD

John Adams ACL Regular (Fall/Spring) Open Hours:

Mon 8:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 4:20 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 11:50 am, 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Wed 8:30 am - 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 4:25 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 11:50 am, 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 11:50 am

For further information about the John Adams Accessible Computer Laboratory, contact the instructor at (415) 561-1822 or (415) 561-1823 TDD.