SDC Services for Students

Access to Special Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Devices

SDC loans variable-speed tape recorders, assistive FM and infrared listening devices, and other equipment as available to individual students. A resource room in Shields Library provides adaptive computer hardware and software. Please see this page for more information on assistive listening devices.

Access to Tutoring

The University provides tutoring for students with disabilities to the same extent it is provided for all students. Small group tutoring, drop-in tutoring in math and science, and workshops on study skills are available through the Student Academic Success Center (SASC), 2205 Dutton Hall. The SDC ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to the tutoring that is available to all students.

Disability Management Counseling/Advising

Disability Management Counseling/Advising addresses the specific issues and concerns directly associated with a student's disability. The Disability Specialists provide individual disability management advising to students with disabilities related to the impact of disability on their academic and personal needs, and coordination of academic support services.

Exam Accommodations

When appropriate, the SDC will authorize exam-taking accommodations, such as extended time, a reader, or a scribe. Students are provided with quarterly letters to faculty that authorize appropriate exam and other in-class accommodations. Providing the accommodations for the exams is the individual Department's responsibility.

Interpreting and Real-time Captioning Services

SDC coordinates the provision of sign language interpreters to facilitate communication in course lectures, discussions, labs and extracurricular activities. Oral interpreters and real-time captioners are also available based upon each student's preferred mode of communication. Please see our Guide to Communication Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students for more information.

New Student Orientation

The SDC provides an orientation for new students during Fall Quarter's Welcome Week, and additional orientation for new students is available on an individual basis.

Notetaker Services

SDC pays for notetaking assistance in lectures, discussions, and labs. Usually, a stipend notetaker is authorized. These notetakers are students in the same class who are paid a stipend for providing copies of their notes. This service may includes access to Classical Notes.

On-campus Mobility Assistance

SDC operates a shuttle service that travels within the campus core to assist students with temporary mobility impairments. Other mobility assistance services include referral for equipment repair and accessibility consultation.

Pre-Admission Assistance

Pre-admission information regarding SDC services is available to applicants and prospective students.

Reader Services and Specialized Educational Materials

SDC provides access to print material by supporting reader services, braille, e-text, and enlarged print.

Referral to Other Resources, Services, Agencies

SDC Disability Specialists provide individual student referrals as appropriate to other campus resources and external resources including Department of Rehabilitation, Social Security Administration, and Yolo County In-Home Supportive Services.

Registration Assistance/Enrollment

SDC collaborates with the Registrar's Office to arrange for registration and enrollment assistance as needed to accommodate the functional limitations of the student's disability.

Special Parking

The SDC refers students to Transportation and Parking Services for medical parking permits, and to the State Department of Motor Vehicles for disabled parking placards.

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