Services and Accommodations


The following are examples of courses, materials, and support services that may be available for DRC students. Each student's abilities and needs are considered separately and services are individualized.
 
Alternate Media -
 Alternate Media is print material converted and presented in an alternative format. For more information about Alternate Media visit our Alternate Media webpage.
 
Assessment Services - Learning Disabilities assessments are conducted for students who may have a learning disability. In order to qualify for services such as extended time on tests, or taped print materials, some students must undergo testing to determine the need for these accommodations. For more information about Assessment services visit our Assessment Services webpage.
 
 
Assistive Services:
  • Note-Taking Paper - DRC provides no carbon required note taking paper to our students
  • Sign Language Interpreters - For information about Interpreter Services contact Catrina Campbell-Gates at (559) 737-4890, or email:  catrinacg@cos.edu
  •  Adapted Parking - Students who need handicapped parking permits must contact the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Test Assistance -Test accommodation services are typically provided at the DRC testing center located adjacent to the DRC in North Sequoia-room 12.  For more information about test assistance visit our Testing Assistance webpage.
Disability Related Counseling - The DRC provides academic and disability related counseling on an appointment or walk-in basis; the walk-in schedule may change weekly.  Students are advised to contact the DRC for an appointment (730-3805).
 
Equipment Loans:
  • Adjustable Back & Seat Cushions
  • Alpha Smart
  • Electronic Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • Locker Referral
  • Luggage Cart
  • Personal FM System
  • Magnifier
  • Tape Recorders
High Tech Lab -  The DRC provides a High Tech Center (HTC) where students with disabilities are trained to use assistive technology. Students must be referred by a DRC Counselor or Learning Specialist to participate. For more information please visit the HTC webpage.
 
Liaison:
  • Coordination of Services (Authorized Accommodation Forms)
  • Seizure/Diabetes Notices
  • Liaison/Referral On- and Off-Campus
  • Early Alerts/Progress Reports
Special Classes - The Learning Skills Lab is a component of the Disability Resource Center and is located in the southwest corner of the Learning Resource Center (Library). The lab provides assistance to COS students with verified disabilities by helping them compensate for their weak areas, utilize their strengths, and improve their study skills. Students can receive one or two units of credit for their participation in the Lab. For more information about the LS Lab visit our Learning Skills Lab webpage.
 
WorkAbility III - WorkAbility III (WA III) is a collaboration between the California Department of Rehabilitation and College of the Sequoias which provides career preparation services to students with disabilities leading to gainful employment. 

Policies and Procedures –The DRC policies and procedures explain how services are provided to students. 
  

Faculty Handbook – A resource for faculty explaining in detail how services and accommodations are coordinated, and the critical role that faculty play in the provision of services to students with disabilities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/18/2014 12:49 PM