Services & Accommodations
The DSPS Department offers students access to disability related, reasonable accommodations (per Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act) which extend beyond those regularly offered by the college. The services listed below are arranged through the DSPS Department and intended to assist college students with disabilities to more successfully participate in regular college programs and activities. Services and access are based on a verified disability, counselor's recommendations, individual need, and may include the following:
- Accessible Parking: For students with an observable disability, DSPS can give a 2 week temporary disabled parking permit. This gives the student the time to apply for a DMV application (disabled). Come to our DSPS office in I4-405 to get a temporary pass or we can do it by mail with proper documentation.
- Alternate Media for Print - Disability Related: Students who feel that alternate print media would be a reasonable accommodation related to their disability must first meet with a DSPS counselor to arrange for authorization of appropriate services. Students who are eligible for this service are encouraged to visit the High Tech Center in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) Room 110 to explore the resources available and to determine the most appropriate formats. For more information contact: 619-388-2893.
- Temporary Disabilities: Students who have a temporary medical condition or who are pregnant qualify for DSPS Services and are encouraged to contact the DSPS office to discuss their specific circumstances. Students who need access to a Lactation Room will find one in G-212 (on the 2nd floor of the Humanities and Multicultural Studies Building). Students can visit A-101 to gain access.
- Community Agency Referrals
- Disability Management Counseling
LD Eligibility Assessment : A learning disability is a permanent (cognitive) disability that affects the manner in which individuals with average to above average intelligence take in, retain, and/or express information. Disability (LD) assessment is provided as a service to eligible Mesa College students.
- Who feel they have a learning disability that has never been identified.
- Have NO history of special education.
- Have no other verified disability enabling them access to DSPS.
- The primary purpose of assessment is to determine if a student is eligible for DSPS services.
- For additional information please call: 619-388-2780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- NCR Paper for Note Taking
- Note Taking Assistance
- Priority Registration
- Readers (limited)
- Speech to Text Services
- Sign Language Interpreting: San Diego Community College District Interpreting Services Office 619-388-6634 TTY or ISO@sdccd.edu
- Non TTY users please call CRS first. (California Relay Service) 1-800-735-2922 24 Hour Hotline
- DSPS Orientation
- Test Proctoring
- Tutoring (limited)
- WorkAbility III - Job Placement services for students with disabilities
- Other services available based on individual needs
Computer Access and Assistive Devices
- Adaptive Computer Software and Hardware (High Tech Center)
- Voice Recognition and Screen Readers
- Computer Assisted Learning Support
- Brailler (loan)
- Closed Circuit TV
- Assistive Listening Device
- Print Magnifier
- Digital Recorders/Players (loan)
- Wheelchair Loan
ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION POLICY