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

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

Upcoming Event: Disability Studies as a Tool for Advocacy

Join the University of San Francisco School of Education and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities for a discussion on disability, humanness, and advocacy.  This event titled, "Reconstructing Humanness: Disability Studies as a Tool for Advocacy," will feature a presentation by Dr. Emily Nusbaum on how professionals can reconstruct "humanness" and create educational opportunities typically denied to students with disabilities.  It will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m., at 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, in San Francisco.  Childcare and Spanish, Cantonese, and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend this event. 


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.


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


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.


Faculty members - Please check out the Faculty Resources Page

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