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Accommodating Students with Disabilities for Access to Instruction

Access in instruction is critical to any student with a disability. As a faculty member, you can increase the success of your students through the many services DPS offers. By making information and/or technology accessible, the student can focus more attention on the subject matter rather than obstacles.
Of course you may be concerned about how you can provide accommodations fairly, and there is also concern about additional workload. As for the former, please visit our frequently asked questions page for some helpful tips. As for the latter, yes there will be additional work, but DPS wants to help. Please allow us to assist you by contacting us with your questions and concerns.

If you would prefer to view information in a different way, we have also created two additional ways to learn about us. We're currently working on a faculty handbook.

For more information:

Frequently Asked Questions about accommodating students with disabilities (for professionals by professionals) FAQ page

Services

Chaffey College DPS offers robust support services to help maximize students' success in reaching their academic goals. Our goal is to give students academic support and instruction that leads to success in college and in the workforce. We offer:

Counseling Services

Academic / vocational counseling– DPS provides disability-appropriate suggestions for class and career choices.
Educational evaluations – DPS can evaluate students for inclusion in the learning disability program.
Liaison and referral service– DPS can assist students in making connections to campus and community services for persons with disabilities.
Prescriptive education plans – Students enrolled in the DPS instructional programs will have education plans created which are designed to assist the student in reaching their goals.

Instructional Services

Alternate Media (E-text)
Assistive Technology
Video Captioning Service
Sign Language Interpreter Service– DPS will provide classroom interpreters for hearing impaired DPS students who can communicate using American Sign Language.
Note taker service – When appropriate DPS will provide digital recorders and NCR paper for students use in classrooms.
Priority Registration – Students with disabilities who are part of DPS can qualify for priority registration so that they can register for classes that fit best with their limitations.
Registration Assistance– DPS will assist students is selecting classes that are most appropriate for the students’ abilities and limitations.
Reader/Writer Service– DPS can provide readers and/or writers on test for students whose disability causes reading and/or writing difficulties.
Taping Lectures – You are required to ask the instructor's permission before taping anything in the classroom (lecture or lab).
Test Taking Facilitation– Students with disabilities may qualify for test accommodations which could include such things as extended time on the test, alternative test formats (Braille, etc.), reading assistance, writing assistance, etc. 

Transportation Services

On-Campus Transportation (Rancho Cucamonga Campus only)

Service Suspension / Termination

Qualified students will continue to receive services as long as they adhere to their student responsibilities agreement. If a student violates the agreement, the Suspension and/or Termination of Services Procedure will be followed.

Alternate Media

Alternative Media Services
Alternative media is any instruction-related material that is converted or altered from its original state into a different format so it is accessible and usable by people with disabilities.

This may include, but is not limited to:

Braille
Large print
Tactile graphics
Descriptive narration
Recorded audio
Electronic text (e-text) formats
Video captioning

To qualify for alternative media, you must:

Become registered with Disability Programs and Services (DPS) as a student.
Meet with and be referred by a DPS counselor for alternative media accommodation.
Meet with Jason Schneck (alternative media tech specialist) and complete a request for materials.
If you wish to qualify for alternative media as an accommodation, please make an appointment to speak with your DPS counselor.


If you have questions about alternative media services, please contact Jason Schneck, alternative media tech specialist at jason.schneck@chaffey.edu.

What is an Alternate Media Technical Specialist?
The alternate media technical specialist works with students and faculty in the acquisition and production of instructional materials in alternative media formats for students with disability-related accommodations. These include, but are not limited to, books, articles, audio-visual materials, websites, email, mobile applications, presentations, and educational learning platform materials.

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program or product system that is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. Assistive technology helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking and many other things. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies.

To qualify for assistive technology, you must:

Become registered with Disability Programs and Services (DPS) as a student.
Meet with and be referred by a DPS counselor for assistive technology accommodation.
Meet with Jason Schneck (alternative media tech specialist) and schedule a training session for recommended technologies.
Assistive Technology Lab (Located in the DPS office CCE-100)

Assistive Technology Labs (a.k.a. High Tech Centers) provide a campus location for students with disabilities to learn and acquire new skills for use with assistive computer technology.

The DPS Assistive Technology Lab has a large variety of assistive equipment and assistive software. We also offer an extensive array of assistive technology for checkout, including audio recorders. Our trained tech staff is available to assist students unfamiliar with the various technology, and appointments can be made for formal instruction. Some of our most used assistive equipment and software programs are listed below with a brief description. If you would like to speak with our Alt Media Tech Specialist regarding any of the items listed below please contact Jason Schneck at Jason.schneck@chaffey.edu. *Note: assistive technology will require counselor referral.

We also offer alternative media (E-text conversion) services.