High Tech Center

The City College DSPS High Tech Center (HTC) provides training and services for students in the use of adaptive hardware and software as well as individualized instruction in basic computer skill (including Internet, word processing and keyboarding) and skill development programs.

Current Classes for credit include DSPS 021 Accessible Computer Lab (1/2 unit and 1 full unit).
Student Learning Outcomes are individualized for each student.
This class can be repeated as needed. After the first completion, a student must file a petition for repetition. Check with a DSPS counselor for more information.

Adaptive Hardware and Software Available include the following:

  • Screen Reading and Magnification Software
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Scan and Read Software
  • Optical Character Recognition Software
  • Braille Translation Software
  • Computer Assisted Learning Software
  • Ergonomic and large display keyboards
  • Specialized Mice
  • Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTV)
  • Software for classroom organization, college success, math and English support

Alternate Media:

Students with verifiable disabilities maybe eligible for accommodations called alternate media. This can include having print materials and textbooks converted to electronic text, Braille, large print, tactile graphics or audio recordings. (For additional information, see table below)
San Diego City College faculty should contact the LRC-AV division for closed captioning of audio visual materials, web accessibility, and assistance with access strategies for their students with disabilities.

Alternate Media and closed captioning are mandates under Section 508 of the ADAA. SDCCD supports this through BP 3108 Accessibility Standards for Electronic and Information Technology-Section 508.The HTC is located in L-207. Please contact the center for more information about the services that are provided and lab hours.

What is Alternate Media?
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)


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