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Computer Access Lab | Pollak Library Procedures for Providing Assistance to Disabled Students

In compliance with CSU policy, students with disabilities may be found eligible for one or more of the following services from DSS:

bullet Diagnostic assessment, including both individual and group assessment not otherwise provided by the institution, to determine educational functioning or to verify specific disabilities;
bullet Disability-related counseling and advising, including specialized academic, vocational, personal and peer counseling that is developed specifically for students with disabilities and is not duplicated by regular counseling and advisement services available to all students;
bullet Interpreter services, including manual, steno and oral interpreting for hearing-impaired students;
bullet Reader services to coordinate and provide access to information required for equitable academic participation, if this access is not available in other suitable modes;
bullet Test-taking facilitation, including adapting tests for and proctoring tests taken by students with disabilities;
bullet Transcription services, such as providing Braille and large print materials not available through other sources;
bullet Notetaker services for writing, note-taking, and manual manipulation for classroom and related academic activities;
bullet Access to, and arrangements for, adaptive educational equipment and technology, materials and supplies;
bullet Liaisons with campus and community agencies, including referral and follow-up services with these agencies on behalf of students with disabilities;
bullet On-campus and off-campus registration assistance, including priority registration, assistance with applications for financial aid and related college services;
bullet Disabled Person (DP) parking, including on-campus parking registration, temporary parking permit arrangements, and application assistance for students who do not have state disabled person placards or license plates;
bullet Access to the Computer Access Lab with specially designed hardware and software to accommodate various disabilities;
bullet Activities to coordinate and administer specialized services, including consultation with faculty for students with special academic needs associated with their disabilities;
bullet Activities to assess the planning, implementation and effectiveness of these services and programs;
bullet Activities to increase general campus awareness of students with disabilities.

Each semester, DSS provides students with an Accommodation Letter for each class requested. In order for students to receive the appropriate accommodations in their classes, students must present a current Accommodation Letter to each of their professors at the beginning of the semester, or at such time as the disability is verified.

Upon presentation by the student of a current Accommodation Letter professors are obliged to comply with the prescribed academic adjustments stated therein.

Computer Access Lab

This facility provides computer support services for CSUF students, faculty and staff with disabilities who need access to computers to become more independent and productive in their work. CAL offers one-to-one training on IBM-compatible computers, technical support and consulting, and public-access workstations. Alternative computer access systems include voice recognition, speech synthesis, screen readers, screen magnification and large displays, computer-based Braille translation and embossing, computer-based reading machines, closed circuit television magnification systems, and a variety of devices to accommodate special seating and positioning needs.

The Computer Access Lab is located within Disability Support Services, UH-101. A separate entrance is provided through the double doors in the northeast corner of the building. Further information is available at (657) 278-5397.

Pollak Library Procedures for Providing Assistance to Students with Disabilities

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