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The following services are provided to students enrolled through the Accessibility Support Center:

Counseling Component

Our counseling philosophy is to empower students to be successful in obtaining their educational goals. We at the Accessibility Support Center believe that by providing necessary support to students with their academic course work and facilitating the effective use of tools to manage personal problems students will be successful in attaining their academic, vocational and personal goals at Cabrillo. Counseling services include:
  • Accommodation for equal access
  • Advocacy with faculty for special learning needs
  • AA/AS/Certificate degree information
  • Anxiety, stress and time management
  • Adjustment to disability
  • Career/educational planning
  • Development of clear and specific education plans incorporating needs of disability and use of accommodations
  • Personal problem solving
  • Self-esteem
  • Support classes/groups
  • Transition to College
  • Liaison with Community Agencies
  • Referrals to Community Resources

Services for Blind and Visually Impaired

Services for the blind and visually impaired are provided in the academic setting and may include:

  • reading software
  • notetakers
  • adaptive equipment

Services for Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Services for deaf and hearing impaired are designed to provide maximum accommodations for each student to ensure access to mainstream educational opportunities. Services include:

  • interpreters
  • notetakers
  • tutors
  • small group instruction
  • community liaison and counseling
  • sign languages classes taught at the college.

Assistive Technology

The Assistive Technology Program offers classes and services to students. Classes range from introductory overviews of how to use a PC and assistive technology, to courses in one topic, from speech recognition to Kurzweil 3000. An advanced course is also offered.
Services include:

  •  individualized assistance in selecting and using assistive technology
  • instruction in use of assistive technology in the place the student is using it (i.e. how to use Kurzweil 3000 in the library)
  • informal ergonomic and AT assessments
  • instruction in using electronic text materials, including test taking.

Appointments are required for most services, and can be made by calling 477-5262.

Alternate Media

Students with a verified print disability may qualify for course materials in an alternate format, including:

  • electronic text (PDF, MS Word) for use with reading software (i.e. ClaroRead, Balabolka)
  • enlarged text
  • mp3 audio
  • Braille
  • Learning Ally audiobooks

To obtain this service, please make an appointment by calling 477-5638 or 479-6379.

To receive materials in alternate format, the student needs the following:

  • Proof of verified print disability. This can be obtained by making an accommodations appointment with an ASC counselor or Learning Disabilities Specialist
  • Proof of enrollment in class
  • List of required course materials from course syllabus
  • Proof of purchase for requested material, i.e. book receipt.

Additional Information About Alternate Media

  • Prior to receiving course materials in alternate format, students should be familiar with assistive technology. Contact Calais Ingel or Merritt Tucker at 477-5262 to arrange training.
  • Electronic text or braille may be available on demand or may take one (1)  week or more to prepare, depending upon the complexity of the content.
  • MP3 audio files may be available on demand or may take two (2) weeks or  more to prepare, depending on the complexity of the content.
  • Students wishing to expedite their requests can fill out an electronic request for alternate media at the link below and send the request to

Alternate Media Request form (.rtf)

Distance Education

The Teaching and Learning Center provides faculty and staff resources and training in creating accessible media and webpages. Training also includes steps for captioning video and web content design.

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