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Faculty Handbook: Support Services

Access to Programs

In the event that a classroom is found to be inaccessible, room changes will be arranged.

Adaptive Equipment

An array of specialized equipment is available, including motorized and manual wheelchairs, telecommunications devices, and closed-circuit elevision to enlarge print. There are also talking calculators, Braille embossers, screen readers, on-screen magnification, large print keyboards, an sophisticated computer equipment.

Advising

DSS works closely with the University's Academic Advising, Counseling,and Career Development Centers.

Agency Liaison

DSS has close working relationships with community support services for the disabled, including the Department of Rehabilitation, independent living programs, Social Security, and county transportation.

Alternative Finals

Preparation of academic materials in E-text, Braille and large print.

Architectural Barrier Removal

There is an ongoing process on the CSULB campus of evaluating architectural barriers and recommending changes to the Physical Planning and Facilities Management Office. The goal of a completely accessible campus is very close to being achieved.

High Tech Center

An accessible computer lab is available, designed specifically for the needs of students with disabilities. The Alternative Media and Braille Transcription Center is located in the High Tech Center.

Interpreters/Captioners

For students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, we provide sign language interpretors, captioners and notetakers.

Mobility Assistance

Mobility orientation of the campus is available to show the most accessible routes around campus.

Note-taker Services

Note-takers will be provided for students who have difficulty taking notes for themselves.

Parking

Parking spaces are available for the convenience of permanently and temporarily disabled students, faculty and staff. Applications must be made through the Disabled Student Services Office.

Readers

Reader services are provided for those who have visual impairments and specific learning disabilities.

Specialized Education Materials

DSS will help students obtain taped texts, Brailled materials, large print books, and tactile drawings and graphs.

Test Taking Assistance

Proctors, interpreters, and test modifications are available to students who need assistance when taking exams.

Tutors

Disabled Student Services works with the Learning Assistance Center in arranging for tutors.

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