Disabled Students Programs & Services:
DSP&S provides accommodations to its students contingent upon
documentation on the type of disability the student has. The purpose of
accommodations is to provide "otherwise qualified" students with
disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge in their
Below is a list that includes (but is not limited to) the
accommodations provided at College of the Canyons.
Adapted Furniture: Some students with physical disabilities need
to have a detached chair and table, versus an attached desk and chair, or they
may need a chair without arms.
Alternate Media: Students may
qualify for different types of alternate media such as Braille, books on tape,
e-text, large print, and tactile graphics. These formats give a person an
alternative way to read traditional text.
Assistive Technology: These are computer programs specifically
for people with disabilities. For example, there are screen readers and
magnification programs for those with vision impairments, scan and read programs
for those with learning disabilities, and voice activated programs for those
with motor impairments.
Counseling: DSP&S provides counseling services for
registration assistance, scheduling classes, vocational counseling, and
disability related counseling. Students can make scheduled appointments or come
to our office during drop-in counseling times.
Extended Time For Tests: When a student has a documented need of
extra time for taking tests, he/she will be allowed to take their tests either
in the TLC lab or in class if the instructor is willing to stay for the extra
Preferential Seating: Sometimes it is helpful for a student to
sit in the front of the class.
Priority Registration: Students who are part of DSP&S
are provided with priority registration. This allows DSP&S students to
register before the majority of students do, allowing them to get more of their
Shared Notes: A student must find someone in class who will be
willing to take notes on the NCR paper and give them the second copy. (This is
paper that has two sheets attached together. When something is written on the
first sheet, the writing will also appear on the second sheet.) The note-taker
should have good handwriting and good class attendance. The student can obtain
NCR (carbon) paper from DSP&S.
Sign Language Interpreter: This accommodation is for people with
hearing impairments or are deaf. A sign language interpreter will be provided to
translate what the professor says into sign language for the student. They are
also available to interpret for the student to communicate with the professor.
Spell Checker: A spell checker is about the size of a pocket
calculator. It can be purchased at an electronics store. Type in the word you
want to spell, and it (often) gives you the correct spelling.
Tape Recorded Lectures: A tape recorder may be taken into class
to record the lecture. The tapes are the property of the student only and may
not be shared with other students.