The Disability Programs and Resource Center

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Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) Open House

The DPRC will host an annual open house, in Room 110 of the Student Services Building, on Friday, August 22, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.  The following activities are planned for the open house:

  • Notetaking and Testing Accommodations Overview
  • Tours of the DPRC Testing Room
  • Adaptive Technology and Smart Pen Demonstrations
  • Accessible Media Program (AMP) Information Sessions

If you have any other questions regarding our services and programs at the open house, our staff will be available to answer your questions.  Refreshments will also be served.
If you need reasonable accommodations for our open house or any other Welcome Days-related events, please contact the DPRC by telephone at 415/338-2472 (voice/TTY) or by e-mail at at least two weeks prior to the event.

Fall 2014 Class with a Disability Focus

Inclusive Shared Outdoor Adventures, RPT 160.06, Schedule #20749, Instructor Ben Kumli

This one-unit course will provide students with opportunities to learn basic kayaking, sailing and cycling skills; develop an understanding of inclusion principles; design three outings to be inclusive and fun for all people; use special adaptive recreation equipment; and apply best practices for safe adventures.  This course is open to students with and without disabilities and no previous outdoor adventure experience is required.  Classroom sessions are held from 4:00 – 7:00 PM on September 8, 15, 22, and 29 and field trip times are from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, on September 12, 19, and 26.  Transportation from SF State will be arranged.  Please contact Instructor Ben Kumuli by e-mail at to register for the course. 


Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Students

This marks Gallaudet University's sixth year of offering summer internships. Since 2008, Galllaudet has trained 19 summer interns from Rochester Institute of Technology, Assumption College, University of Arizona, Tarleton State University, Western Michigan University, University of South Florida, University of North Florida, and Hogeschool Leiden.
This year's interns will work on projects (1) using computer science (bioinformatics) to study the molecular genetics of a common deafness gene, Connexin 26, with Dr. Derek Braun; and (2) studying the ecological health of the Anacostia River, a tributary that is part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, with Dr. Caroline Solomon. This internship will begin May, 2014 and end August 1, 2014.  Gallaudet is accepting applications beginning on February 1 and will continue until positions are filled. Interns will receive a stipend of $450 per week, and paid-for housing in a campus dormitory. To apply, please visit Gallaudet University's Summer 2014 Internship Opportunities website


Disney Professional Internships is hiring during the spring. Professional internships with The Walt Disney Company include Disney ABC Television Group, Disney Interactive, Disney Parks and Resorts, ESPN, The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), and the Walt Disney Studios.

These internship opportunities offer participants an opportunity to add practical, real-world experience to their resume from a world- renowned entertainment company. Participants will advance their knowledge beyond the classroom and put learned theories into practice in their field of study, offering the chance to sharpen skill sets as well as seek out new learning opportunities while networking with leaders in the industry.

Internships are offered in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to technology, engineering, finance/accounting, human resources, culinary management, animal programs, marketing, graphic design, broadcast/production/journalism, costuming/entertainment, and operations management.
To learn more about the internship opportunities available at Disney, please visit the Disney Professionals Internships website.

Study Abroad Through SF State

The Office of International Programs at SF State welcomes you to participate in Study Abroad. We want you to know that our office is dedicated to making Study Abroad accessible to all students at SF State. We offer study abroad programs in over 20 countries throughout the world, in every academic discipline at SF State! Study abroad for a year or semester while earning resident credit towards your major, minor or general education requirements.

If you have a desire to study abroad or want to learn more, your first step is to come to one of our informational meetings.

We have four informational meetings a week:

Every Monday at 10:00 a.m.
Every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
Every Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

All study abroad meetings are located in:
Office of International Programs
Village at Centennial Square, Building C
(Next to Patelco Credit Union)
To request disability accommodations for the informational meeting, please contact the Study Abroad office by telephone at (415) 338-1293 or by e-mail at with your request at least seven business days.

The Social Cost of Textbooks Orders

The earlier that instructors submit textbook orders the better chances that students with disabilities can get their accessible formats in a timely manner. Orders may be placed online at the Faculty Order web site, e-mailed to the textbook department, or faxed to extension 405-0474.

Construction Alerts

Visitors to campus can receive timely updates on campus construction, related temporary barriers and options for alternate access through SFSU's Access and Construction Alerts website. I think hiring people with disabilities is a smart move. Get the truth by selecting this link.


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