Students with mobility, hearing, visual, functional (HIV/AIDS, psychological, environmental illness, etc.), and learning disabilities are encouraged to attend San Francisco State. Disability Resource Center (DRC) is available to promote and provide equal access to the classroom and to campus related activities. A full range of support services is provided in order that students may define and achieve personal autonomy at SFSU. The staff is sensitive to the diversity of disabilities, including those only recently recognized as disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation.
Confidential support services are available for all students with a verified temporary or permanent disability who are regularly enrolled or enrolled through the Extended Learning Program.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact DRC early in the admission process in order to receive assistance and information about services. Applicants with disabilities may be eligible for assistance in meeting specific undergraduate admissions requirements that are negatively impacted due to the nature of their disability. Students may also be eligible for one or more services, depending on the specific nature of their disabilities. Disability verification must be provided when registering with DRC. Specific services include the following:
NOTE: The available access technology includes adaptive computer software/hardware that provides for screen enlargement, screen reading, optical character recognition, and voice activation, as well as electronic spellers, and CCTVs. These items are primarily housed in the Maurice K. Schiffman Room, which is located off the Reserve Book Room of the J. Paul Leonard Library.
All students registered with DRC are eligible for disability management advising. This consists of helping students access services from DRC and the campus at large, manage DRC services and school in general, problem solve conflicts/concerns that are disability related with individuals, programs, and services on campus, and understand "reasonable accommodation" under the law.
DRC has established liaisons with campus offices frequently used by students with disabilities. DRC also provides information to interested faculty and departments on a variety of disability-related issues.
DRC and the Office of Human Relations seize every opportunity to educate the campus community about reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Generally, the campus community is sensitive, but if an oversight occurs, students do have protection under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. Students are encouraged to contact the DRC staff for guidance in addressing any barrier to either programmatic or physical access on campus.
For more information, contact Disability Resource Center at (415) 338-2472 (Voice/TDD) Monday through Friday. Persons interested in visiting the office should come to the Student Services Building, Room 110.