DSPS Department- We are Here for You!
In light of the recent developments concerning COVID-19, and the college's transition
to remote instruction, we recognize that students may be feeling a bit overwhelmed.
We understand that the transition to remote learning methods might present various
levels of access barriers for students and we want you to know that DSPS at City College
remains committed to supporting your educational journey and providing equal educational
access for students with disabilities.
October is disAbility Awareness Month!
To celebrate, we have a month full of information and activities planned. Check out our to stay up to date on all the scheduled events. Also, stay tuned to our Instagram account disAbility Awareness Calendar where we will be posting "Movement Mondays" highlighting those who have fought in
the continuing struggle for disability rights, and "Famous Fridays" featuring inspiring
individuals with disabilities from the past and present.
Remote Services Are Available, c onnect with us
If you are a new student requesting for DSPS services for the first time or if you
have taken time off and have not received DSPS services in over 1 year, please complete
an application for services.
New Student DSPS Application for Services
If you are a current student who has received City DSPS services within the last
year (Fall 2019-Current) and would like to request services please submit an appointment
Continuing Student DSPS Appointment Request
Additional ways to connect with us
By Phone: 619-388-3994 (Voicemail)
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Upcoming Dates!
What services and support can we provide to you?
Access & Academic Accommodations for Remote Learning: DSPS Counselors authorize a variety of individualized accommodations to students in
both remote learning and physical on campus environments. Accommodations such as;
extended time on exams, priority registration, recording lectures, note-taking & test
taking strategies, textbooks in alternate formats (ex: Audio) ASL interpreting services,
speech to text captioning services, and more.
Educational Planning: DSPS counselors can assist you in creating both a short term and long term educational
road map, also known as an "Ed Plan" that aligns with your goals and disability related
Technology Training/Assistive Technology Support: Our HTC team can assist you remotely with technology questions, assistive technology
training, and alternate media production requests.
Educational Assistance Class: DSPS 34 is offered in Fall 2020 and is a class that is designed to prepare students
for remote learning and provide an introduction to college success skills with a focus
on computer/web based programs such as canvas, blackboard, zoom, google docs and more!
DSPS 34 Course Flyer
Campus Liaison & General Information: We can assist you with connecting to various remote supports and services, provide
general information and liaison with your professors & other departments on campus.
disAbility Club/Delta Alpha Pi Honor's Society: During Fall & Spring semesters club meetings are held every 1 & 3 Wednesday of the
month. This club aspires to change the perception and negative stereotyping associated with
disability by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments.
In addition, it facilitates development of community, skills in leadership, advocacy
and education for participating students. To join, c omplete the . disAbility Club/Honors Society Membership form
Check out other resources that might benefit you
We acknowledge that you might be experiencing one or many unmet basic needs and other
barriers during this time, and would like to share with you information on how to
connect with other Remote/Online Student Services resources and supports including mental health counseling services, student health
services, tutoring services, information about basic needs housing and food insecurities,
and much more!
Faculty & Staff Access & Accommodation Consultations
We can also provide support to faculty and staff during the transition to support
accessibility for all students in the remote learning environment. For support with
captioning resources, test proctoring and disability accommodation questions or to
brainstorm ways to incorporate Universal Design for Learning in your classroom please
join us in our DSPS Zoom Room!
Mondays - Thursday 2:00-4:00pm
Zoom Link to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android
Or Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 940 8136 0990
Please remember to take care of yourself and your loved ones during this time, which
is the most important thing. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your educational