The Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Welcome to the Disability Programs and Resource Center

The DPRC collaborates with SF State's diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life - learning, working and living - are universally accessible. The DPRC provides the University with resources, education and direct services in order that people with disabilities may have a greater opportunity to achieve social justice and equity.

Spring 2015 Hours

February 2nd, 2015 through May 15th, 2015

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 8:30am –4:30pm

Wednesday from 8:30am – 2:45pm

Finals Week, May 18th – 22nd, 2015

Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Summer 2015 Registration Assistance

The DPRC Specialists are available to provide registration assistance for Summer 2015 classes on a drop-in basis, on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

Dates and Deadlines For Scheduling Exams With The DPRC

For the Spring 2015 semester, the Exam Accommodation Request (EAR) form is due two weeks prior to the test date for regular exams and quizzes. Proctoring hours for regular exams and quizzes are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The deadline to submit EAR forms for final exams is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Read more about DPRC's test accommodation procedures and download the Ear Form.

Student Opportunities

2015-2016 Johnson/Kolb Scholarship for SF State Graduate Students with Disabilities

The DPRC's Philip Johnson/Cynthia Kolb Memorial Scholarship is available for the 2015-2016 academic year.  This annual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one enrolled or entering SF State graduate student with a disability who is a role model for other students with disabilities in pursuing their academic goals. The application deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 15, 2015. Please visit the SF State's AcademicWorks system to apply for the Johnson/Kolb Memorial Scholarship.   


National Federation of the Blind 2015 Scholarship Program

The National Federation of the Blind (NFD) will be offering 30 scholarships worth from $3,000 to $12,000 to eligible students, from high school seniors beginning their freshman year in the fall semester of 2015, up through grad students working on their PhD degrees. These merit scholarships are based on academic excellence, community service, and leadership. In addition to the scholarship, each winner will receive assistance to attend the July 2015 NFB annual convention in Orlando, Florida, from July 5 through July 10, 2015.  Please visit the National Federation of the Blind's scholarship page for complete rules and requirements or to apply for the scholarship.  Applications are accepted through March 31, 2015.


2015 Education Access Grant for Blind Students

The San Francisco chapter of California Council of the Blind (CCB) is now accepting applications for Student Education Access Grants.  A legally blind student between the ages of 8-18 who live in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, or Sonoma counties can apply for a grant in the form of technology products worth up to $2,500. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.  To request application and instruction form or for further questions, contact Charlie Dorris at (415) 775-0487 or at or Ellie Lee at (415) 378-6079 or


2015-2016 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The California State University's Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students is for $8,500 and will be awarded for the 2014-2016 academic year. Visit the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students page for details or to download the application packet.


DPRC Celebrates Autism Awareness Day

The Autism Spectrum Group of the DPRC invites you to drop by its table on the Malcolm X Plaza on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for more information about autism, games, and prizes.  For more information about the annual Autism Awareness Day at SF State, please contact Lavette Spencer, at 415/338-3452 or by e-mail at


Employment Boot Camp for New Graduate Students with Disabilities

The Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Berkeley is looking for the brightest 2014 and 2015 college graduates with disabilities in the Bay Area for an intensive corporate employment boot camp from Wednesday, May 20th  through Friday, May 29th (with Memorial Day weekend off). You will spend three days in professional skills development coaching where experts will cover everything you've always wanted to know about the workplace. You will also be put face-to-face with the best Bay Area companies, including Facebook, Google, and Lyft.  To apply, e-mail a resume and cover letter describing why you are the right candidate to Stacey Milbern at by April 14, 2015.


Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is pleased to host a virtual career fair for college students and college graduates with disabilities to meet online with public and private sector employers across the nation via chat sessions.  You can participate in this free career fair online on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from the comfort of your home, your dorm room, or your favorite coffee shop.  To register for this virtual career fair, please visit the Bender Virtual Career Fair Registration page.


Grants for College Students in Health Crisis

The Orion Fund is currently accepting grant applications from college students with health conditions ranging from traumatic injuries to cancer and autoimmune diseases.  This year's grant can help cover unpaid medical, educational, and living expenses. The application deadline is April 16, 2015.  The grant application can be downloaded from the Orion Fund website.


Annual Accessible Adventures Day Returns to SF State

Be a part of SF State Accessible Adventures Day on Thursday, May 7th, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Nasser Family Plaza in front of the Gymnasium. It is all about accessible adventures and recreational activities available to students, staff, and faculty with disabilities, and their fellow students and colleagues. Learn about the possibilities for inclusive, active and creative fun at this annual campus-wide event. Check out the SF State Accessible Adventures Day website for more details.


Accessible Kayaking Trip on Lake Merced

On Friday, May 8, 2015, from 1:00–4:00 p.m., join in the fun of kayaking on beautiful Lake Merced, adjacent to the SF State campus, in a program designed especially for SF State students with disabilities. Visit the Accessible Kayaking page for details and registration.  The registration deadline is May 1, 2015.


Environmental Protection Agency Internship Opportunities

Region 9 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in San Francisco is seeking California State University (CSU) students as interns. This internship will provide CSU students with an opportunity to gain real world experience and technical knowledge, mentorship from EPA staff, and the opportunity to give back to the community while earning CSU college credit.  For more information about this internship opportunity, please contact Kathleen Firstenberg, CSU Liaison for EPA, at 909/537-3860 or by e-mail at


Mentoring Opportunity for SF State Students

Eye to Eye is a national mentoring program that pairs college students with reading, writing and math-based learning disabilities and/or ADHD with middle school students with similar disabilities.  Every Thursday, from 3:30-4:30 PM, University of San Francisco students mentor middle school students at the Laurel School.  Eye to Eye is looking for SF State students who would be interested in partnering with USF students at the Laurel School.  If you are interested in becoming an Eye to Eye mentor, please contact the University of San Francisco Eye to Eye Coordinators, Stephanie Whitham at and Nora Kistle at


Brain Imaging Study Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience is currently seeking adults with a wide range of language skills, ranging from normal reading abilities to a family or personal history of reading difficulties for a brain imaging study of a reading disability.  This innovative study will examine how reading and phonological abilities are related to neurochemistry, brain structure and brain function.  Participants will be compensated for their time, and receive an image of their brain. For more information about this study or to enroll, please contact Roeland Hancock at


Free Webinars on Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities

The Pacific Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center is offering a series of free 90-minute webinars on emergency management and preparedness for individuals with disabilities.  The webinars will be delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform.  All sessions will be captioned, recorded, and archived.  To check the 2014-2015 webinar schedule, please visit the Pacific ADA Center's webinar site.


Mentoring by AccessComputing for Individuals with Disabilities

AccessComputing, a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers by providing mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities computing-related fields.  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit AccessComputing's website.


Study Abroad Through SF State

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at SF State offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries, in every academic discipline at SF State.  If you want to learn more about Study Abroad, come to one of OIP’s four informational meetings held each week.  To request disability accommodations, please contact Study Abroad at (415) 338-1293 or email at with your request at least seven days business days in advance.  


Disabled Students Association (DSA)

DSA is open to all students with and without disabilities. View Disabled Students Association (DSA) for details.


Volunteer Opportunity at Independent Living Resource Center SF (ILRCSF)

ILRCSF is seeking an administrative support volunteer. View Volunteer at Independent Living Resource Center SF (ILRCSF) for details.


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