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									  SOLANO COMMUNITY
      COLLEGE
   DISABILITY SERVICES PROGRAM
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                                       (DSP)



    STUDENT HANDBOOK
                                 WITH
                          PROCEDURES & POLICIES
                 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT



Dear Students:

Solano Community College is committed to the practice of equal access,
equal opportunity, and equal rights for all our students, especially students
with disabilities.

The 800 students with disabilities each year are the best population to test
our Core Values of diversity, focus on students, and innovation. With the
cooperation of classroom instructors and the services of the Disability
Services Program, we will assist you with the effects of your disability, so
that you have the opportunity for success in your classes, and your
academic, career and personal goals.

You are the reason we are here. This handbook will be your guide to the
services we will offer you, according to the needs of your disability.

Sincerely,



Paulette J. Perfumo, Ph.D.
Superintendent-President
                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS

DIRECTORY OF STAFF ............................................................................................................ 1

MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY .................................................................................................. 2
   SOLANO COMMUNITY COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT ............................................................... 2
   DISABILITY SERVICES PROGRAM (DSP) MISSION STATEMENT ................................................... 2
   DSP PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY ....................................................................................................... 3
   RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS ................................................................................................. 4
   RESPONSIBILITY OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES .............................................................................. 4
GETTING STARTED .................................................................................................................. 5

SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DIABILITIES ........................................... 7
   COUNSELING ............................................................................................................................... 8
   LEARNING DISABILITIES SERVICES ........................................................................................... 10
   MOBILITY SERVICES ................................................................................................................. 11
   TECHNOLOGY SERVICES ........................................................................................................... 12
   ACCOMMODATION SERVICES .................................................................................................... 14
   WORKABILITY III SERVICES ...................................................................................................... 17
   CLARIFICATION OF SERVICES NOT PROVIDED BY THE DSP OFFICE .......................................... 18
DSP SUPPORTIVE INSTRUCTION ....................................................................................... 20
   LEARNING DISABILITIES CLASSES ............................................................................................. 20
   ASSISTIVE COMPUTER COURSES ............................................................................................... 21
   ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (APE) ................................................................................... 22
PROCEDURES & FORMS ....................................................................................................... 23
   DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE .................................................................................. 24
   TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS .................................................................................................... 25
   TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS ROUTING SLIP ............................................................................. 26
SERVICES AND POLICIES ..................................................................................................... 27
   POLICIES FOR SPECIFIC SERVICES.............................................................................................. 27
   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICES FROM DSP ............................................................ 27
   NOTE TAKING SERVICES ........................................................................................................... 28
   TESTING ACCOMMODATION SERVICES ...................................................................................... 29
   READER SERVICES .................................................................................................................... 30
   MOBILITY SERVICES ................................................................................................................. 32
   (TRAM RIDES) ........................................................................................................................... 32
   HIGH TECH CENTER (ADAPTED COMPUTER CLASSES AND USE OF EQUIPMENT)...................... 32
   INTERPRETER SERVICES ............................................................................................................ 34
   EQUIPMENT LOAN ..................................................................................................................... 35
   PRIORITY REGISTRATION .......................................................................................................... 35
   ABSENCE NOTIFICATION GUIDELINES ....................................................................................... 36
   SPECIAL CLASS ENROLLMENT................................................................................................... 36
    DUPLICATION SERVICES ............................................................................................................ 36
    TELEPHONE USAGE ................................................................................................................... 36
    GENERAL SERVICE PROVISION REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................ 37
    STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES ................................................................................................... 37
DISABILITY DEFINITIONS.................................................................................................... 38

LEGAL RIGHTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ................................................ 40
    ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY .................................................................................... 40
    REFERENCES ............................................................................................................................. 41
DIRECTORY OF STUDENT SERVICES............................................................................... 42

COMMUNITY AGENCIES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND OTHER
COMMUNITY SERVICES ....................................................................................................... 43

NATIONAL DISABILITY RESOURCES ............................................................................... 44

SECTION 504 OF THE 1973 REHABILITATION ACT AND 1990 AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT .................................................................................................................. 45

ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS ...................................................................................... 49
    WHAT ARE ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS? ............................................................................. 49
    WHO QUALIFIES?....................................................................................................................... 49
    HOW DOES AN SCC STUDENT APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATIONS? ................................................. 49
    EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS FOR QUALIFIED STUDENTS ................................................. 50
                                STUDENT HANDBOOK
                                        WITH
                            POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
                         Written and compiled by the DSP Staff of
                               Solano Community College


Directory of Staff                                                                          Phone Ext.


Dr. Ella Tolliver,
        Dean of Counseling and Disability Services Program ............................... 256
Director of Human Resources, ADA Compliance Officer ................................. 122
Ron Nelson, DSP Counselor/Coordinator............................................................. 248
Nancy Konecny, Learning Disabilities Specialist/Coordinator............................ 234
Ted Harding, DSP Counselor, Assistive Computer Instructor ............................ 391
Angela Apostal, DSP Counselor...........................................................................617
Carolyn Moore, DSP Specialist ........................................................................... 305
Lisa Davidson, Student Services Assistant I ........................................................ 249
Jerolyn Miner, Adapted PE Instructor ................................................................. 359
Shirley Gunn, Adapted PE Instructional Assistant .............................................. 359
Steven Conner, Assistive Computer Instructional Assistant ............................... 694
Lee Peevy, Alternate Media Specialist.................................................................. 466
Jené Jackson, Workability III Specialist .............................................................. 896

Acknowledgements:
                                 Diablo Valley College
                                 San Francisco City College
                                 Los Angeles Community College
                                 Calhoun Community College
                   MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY

            Solano Community College Mission Statement

The mission of Solano Community College is to provide the highest quality
academic, occupational, cultural, and developmental and continuing
education programs that are responsive to the learning needs of our
community. In doing so, we are dedicated to a diverse educational and
cultural campus environment that prepares our students for productive
participation in the 21st century.

        Disability Services Program (DSP) Mission Statement

The DSP program’s mission is committed to:
   Provide “equal access services” that will empower students with
     disabilities to be successful at Solano Community College.
   Remove the obstacles (or reduce their limiting effect) to learning
     caused by a disability
   Advocate for the needs and rights of students with disabilities.

Our goal is to:
   Promote awareness of disability rights (and the laws governing equal
     access)
   Foster attitudes of openness and understanding toward people with
     disabilities,
   Emphasize the process of discovering strategies for achievement that
     reflect the individual’s true level of ability.
Ron Nelson, Coordinator/Counselor
Disability Services Program

                         DSP Program Philosophy

Acting on the belief that all students should have the right to achieve
according to their true ability, we provide support services and help arrange
accommodations to minimize the effects of the functional limitations of the
disability in the classroom – to create, in other words, “a level playing field”.

All individuals have the right to equal treatment in our society, regardless of
differences (race, gender, age, religion, etc.), including those differences
which markedly affect our ability to carry out a range of ordinary functions.
Equal access includes the rediscovery of what is possible.
                      Responsibilities of Students

Students with disabilities must demonstrate the same level of responsibility
for their education as non-disabled students. This includes maintaining
academic achievement, adhering to appropriate standards of conduct and
giving timely notification of any special needs. In order to allow a
determination of the need for accommodations, the student is responsible
to do the following:
    Identify himself/herself to the DSP counselors and SCC instructors,
    Provide professional documentation of the disability and its functional
      limitations,
    Consult with the counselor to determine the specific accommodations
      that will be needed while the student attends Solano Community
      College,
    Choose to use the accommodations allowed, and
    Meet with instructors at the beginning of each semester to discuss
      arrangements for the accommodations in each course.

                 Responsibility of Community Colleges

As a member of the national network of higher education, each community
college is mandated to provide services for students with disabilities
according to the following definition:

     A “student with a disability” is a person enrolled at a community
     college who has a verified impairment which limits one or more
     major life activities and which imposes an educational limitation
     as defined in Section 56004 in Title 5 of the California Education
     Code. According to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act
     (A.D.A.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the term
     “disability” means with respect to an individual:

     A)    A physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or
           more of the major life activities such as learning;
     B)    A record of such an impairment; or
     C)    Being regarded as having such an impairment.

Students who meet one or more of these criteria are encouraged to contact
DSP immediately upon application to the college.
                    Getting Started

         Some disabilities are not obvious.
    No one can assume that you have a disability.


              Our services are to help you,
                but you take the lead…

YOU HOLD THE KEY – ASK FOR HELP:
   Identify yourself to the DSP office
   Request services of accommodations
   Follow through the process of verifying your disability
   Notify your instructors, so that you are able to receive the
    services and accommodations you are eligible for
             HOW TO GET STARTED
Remember: You can always briefly consult with a staff member or counselor during
          drop in hours or by telephone.

Step 1          Make an appointment with a DSP Counselor. While waiting for
                your appointment, complete and submit a college application and
                take the college’s reading and writing assessment test.

Step 2          Gather information on yourself:
                 What are your goals? Strengths?
                 How does your disability affect you?
                   What works best for you?

Step 3          Get verification of your disability from
                 High School Psychologist
                 Learning Disabilities Specialist
                 Doctor or
                 Department of Rehabilitation

Step 4          Complete Intake Forms with info on yourself - disability, doctors,
                agencies


Step 5          Meet with counselor: You both will develop a plan for your goals
                and support services. Together you will determine what services
                are most appropriate for you based on your disability and its
                functional limitations.

Step 6          Determine with counselor the resources you can use. Obtain
                counselor’s verification of your disability to show instructors.

                Meet with instructors during their office hours at beginning of
                semester to discuss accommodations you are authorized to use so
                instructor can make needed arrangements.

Receiving services is a voluntary matter for a student with a disability. In order to
be eligible for services, you must identify yourself as having a disability. You
must describe the disability’s functional limitations — those limitations which
create the need for support services and accommodations. You must do this with
an instructor or counselor, and then you must provide medical (or other
professional) documentation of your disability limitations.
 SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The DSP program is a partnership between the student with a disability, the
DSP staff and the SCC faculty. The DSP staff consists of
   Counselors
   A DSP Specialist
   Student Services Assistant I
   A Learning Disabilities Specialist
   An Adapted PE Instructor
   Instructional Assistants
   An Alternate Media Specialist
   And other staff such as: interpreters, note takers, mobility assistants,
     readers, and office workers.




  Our Friendly
  Staff




They will work with you to plan support services that will help you move
toward your educational goals. The services of the DSP are organized into
six areas:
    Counseling
    Learning Disabilities Services
    Mobility
    Technology
    Accommodation Services
    Workability III Services
                       Counseling

DSP PROGRAM    The DSP program provides:
                Academic counseling and educational planning
                Specialized disability counseling
                Coordination of necessary support services
                Assistance in determining appropriate
                 academic accommodations
                Assistance in determining auxiliary aides
                A resource to help students obtain appropriate
                 services not provided at SCC
DSP OFFICE     The DSP office is intended to be a friendly, safe,
               caring place to come for help. It is a place to
               come for services, to get advice, to wait for
               counseling appointments, or to take scheduled
               exams. Adjacent to the main office area is a
               classroom for the adaptive computer classes in
               addition to areas for accommodated testing.
               Please respect the privacy of the other students
               who are getting services, taking a test, or
               participating in an adaptive computer class.
PRIORITY       The actual process of registration can be
REGISTRATION   especially difficult and stressful for persons with
               disabilities. To alleviate these problems, DSP
               offers priority registration to qualified students.
               This service helps students who need a particular
               section of a class because of special
               transportation needs, the impact of medication, or
               other effects of a disability.
                Counseling (continued)

LIAISON TO   We help students locate instructors and
CAMPUS AND   recommend speaking with each instructor during
COMMUNITY    office hours. We encourage students to advise
             their instructors of their disability. We support the
             student and instructor working together to obtain
             necessary services. The DSP counselor can help
             the student establish and maintain this
             relationship. We are part of a network of
             community resources for people with disabilities,
             so we can provide the student with contacts and
             resources outside the college as well. We
             coordinate specialized funding and timelines of
             sponsoring agencies.
                   Learning Disabilities Services

LEARNING             Individualized evaluation to determine eligibility for
DISABILITIES         learning disability services is available at SCC.
EVALUATION
                      To find out if a learning disability is present, the
                       student must first meet with a DSP counselor,
                       and then the Learning Disabilities specialist to
                       arrange for testing within the Learning
                       Disabilities (LD) Program.
                      LD Testing involves 10 to 14 hours, evaluating
                       all your learning strengths and weaknesses.
                      If the diagnosis of a learning disability has
                       already been completed, the student should
                       meet with the DSP counselor to provide
                       appropriate documentation.
ELIGIBILITY           If the student qualified for services through
                       another California Community College, that
                       qualification will also apply at Solano College.
                      If another disability is discovered, the student
                       should return to the DSP counselor to discuss
                       other services.
                      If the LD evaluation indicates eligibility for LD
                       services, the student may enroll in LD courses
                       recommended by the Learning Specialist.
                       Learning Skills courses are listed under DSP
                       Supportive Instruction, page 21.



          Be sure to follow the Learning Specialist’s plan and
               meet with each instructor to discuss the
                       accommodations needed.
                    Mobility Services

GOLF CART      For students whose disability makes walking
               difficult, the DSP has a golf cart to transport them
               between classes and parking lots on the inner
               campus roads. (See Tram Procedures Form)
WHEELCHAIR     The golf cart/tram can be available for periodic
               transportation for students in wheelchairs; the
               DSP has only 2 electric scooters for loan on
               campus. Legal restrictions prevent us from
               pushing students in their wheelchairs on campus.
               Students who do not have an electric wheelchair
               and need one must acquire it through their private
               medical coverage. DSP counselors can assist with
               the referral and a letter to justify the need for an
               electric wheelchair.
MOBILITY FOR   The proper way to learn how to get around on the
VISUALLY       campus is with a trained Mobility Instructor from
IMPAIRED       the Department of Rehabilitation. While waiting for
               the trained Mobility Instructor, DSP staff can
               assist.
                          Technology Services


The Disability Services Program at SCC is committed to keeping pace with
technological advances that can improve educational access for students
with disabilities. We also assist in the process of making SCC computer
labs in all buildings accessible to students with disabilities. Listed below are
technological accommodations that we currently offer students.

ASSISTIVE               This equipment is available to be checked out by
LISTENING               students from the DSP office after conference with
DEVICES                 a counselor. The equipment consists of a small
                        microphone worn by the instructor and a receiver
                        (worn by the student) with a headphone or a loop
                        that transmits by FM frequency. The device blocks
                        out background noise and amplifies the sound
                        coming from the microphone, but only for the
                        student using the equipment.
TELE-                   This equipment includes a keyboard-based
COMMUNICATIONS          transmitter and receiver for students with
DEVICES FOR THE         impairments of hearing, speech and language to
DEAF (TTD)              communicate by telephone with or from the DSP
                        office. Plans are under construction for TDD
                        systems to be incorporated into some of the public
                        telephones on campus.
TAPE PLAYERS            Tape players (4-track and 2-track) are available
                        for listening to taped books and can be checked
                        out for a semester or used in the DSP office on a
                        drop-in basis.
HIGH TECH        Located within the DSP offices, the Solano
CENTER           College High Tech Center offers assistive
                 computer technology to students with disabilities.
                 We offer self-paced learning in the use of word
                 processing and spell checking software.




SCAN-AND-READ    Scan-and-read software for blind students
SOFTWARE         (Arkenstone Open Book) and learning disabled
                 students (Kurzweil 3000) to enable individuals to
                 read printed material without relying solely on
                 seeing or processing the printed page.
SCREEN READING   Screen reading software for blind students
SOFTWARE         (Window-Eyes, JAWS) and for learning disabled
                 students (Naturally Speaking) to enable the
                 individual to edit on-screen work with aided by an
                 audible reading of text.
VOICE            Voice Recognition technology (Dragon Dictate,
RECOGNITION      Naturally Speaking) to enable students with
SOFTWARE         manual dexterity or learning disability problems to
                 enter text into computer documents entirely by
                 voice.
SCREEN           Screen enlargement software (ZoomText) to
ENLARGEMENT      enable students with visual impairments to access
                 the computer monitor more easily.
WINDOWS 98       Windows 98 accessibility technology for students
                 with physical and hearing impairments.
                  ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
TEST TAKING        The most appropriate method of administering
                   classroom tests depends upon the student’s
                   disability and the design of the test. Extra time to
                   complete tests may be allotted students with
                   disabilities that affect
                    Manual dexterity
                    Vision
                    Processing of information
                   It is possible for DSP to administer the test in the
                   DSP office according to the instructor’s
                   specifications.    (See    Test    Accommodation
                   Procedure Form, page 25)
NOTE TAKERS        DSP relies as much as possible on in-class high
                   achieving students (who may be paid if they wish)
                   to provide note-taking services for qualified
                   students. Students can ask their instructors to
                   announce the need for a note taker in their
                   classes (without identifying the student needing
                   service). Special note taking paper (no carbon
                   required) is available in the DSP office, and
                   provided to the note taker. Photocopying of notes
                   is an alternative.
INTERPRETERS       Sign language interpreters or real time captioners
FOR THE HEARING    are professionals hired by DSP to provide access
IMPAIRED           to lectures and discussion in the classroom.
READERS          Reader services are provided for students with
                 visual impairments, reading disabilities, and some
                 physical disabilities. Advise DSP staff well in
                 advance of your need since the coordination of
                 reader services requires some time to arrange.
ALTERNATE         Print Material
MEDIA              For students who find reading difficult because
                   of a visual, physical, psychological or learning
                   disability, Solano College employs an Alternate
                   Media Specialist who is responsible for
                   alternatives to print or “visual reading”
                   mediums. Alternatives may include taped
                   books, electronic text using a computer, Braille,
                   large print, enlarged overheads or Power Point
                   presentations.
                  Instructional Videos
                   The law now requires that students with
                   hearing impairments be provided with closed
                   captioned videos.
                  Computer Information
                   All web sites used on campus, all online
                   courses, and all other electronic information
                   must be made accessible to students who are
                   blind, visually impaired, learning disabled or
                   otherwise reading impaired
LARGE PRINT OR   For students with a visual impairment, print
BRAILLE          materials for classes can be transcribed into
TRANSCRIPTIONS   Braille or large print. These materials can include
                 textbooks, handouts, tests, overheads and power
                 point presentations. Since this process takes time,
                 the student must submit the materials to the DSP
                 office in a timely manner.
BOOKS ON TAPE    For those who qualify, textbooks can be taped
OR OTHER AUDIO   through Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. The
FORMAT           DSP office and the alternate media specialist can
                 provide assistance with this service. However,
                 making arrangements to obtain books on tape
                 should be done early, about 4-6 weeks before the
                 semester starts.
INSTRUCTIONAL    Solano College is required by law to provide:
VIDEOS
                   1. Closed captioning of all videos for students
                      who are deaf or hearing impaired with
                   2. Descriptive narration of all videos for
                      students who are visually impaired or blind.
COMPUTER         All WEB sites used on campus, all ONLINE
INFORMATION      courses, and all other “electronic information”
                 must be made accessible to students who are
                 blind, visually impaired learning disabled or
                 otherwise reading impaired.
                  WORK ABILITY III SERV ICES
Workability III       Workability III is a cooperative program between
Services              the California Department of Rehabilitation and
                      Solano Community College. Students with
                      disabilities who are clients of the Department of
                      Rehabilitation can receive Workability III
                      Employment Services at no charge. Solano
                      Community College students who are receiving
                      Department of Rehabilitation Services can be
                      referred to the Workability III Program by a
                      Department of Rehabilitation Counselor.


                      Workability III provides services for students in the
                      following areas:

                       Career Exploration
                       Career Search
                       Employee Portfolio Development
                       Resume Development
                       Interviewing Practice
                       Job Retention Strategies
                       Work-life Balance
                       Job Placement Services
                         Other Supportive Services
            CL ARIFIC ATION OF SERVICES
           NOT PROVIDED BY DSP OFFICE

FUNDING             DSP does not have special funding for a student’s
                    enrollment fees, book fees, supplies, or
                    transportation fees. However, DSP counselors will
                    help students connect with the Solano College
                    Financial Aid Office and the California State
                    Department of Rehabilitation. We will also assist
                    in processing fee deferments for students
                    receiving funds through worker’s compensation or
                    private rehabilitation agencies. Remember that it
                    can take 6 to 8 weeks for funding to be
                    established by an agency.
SOCIAL VISITS       The office is not a place to gather socially.
                    Students are welcome to meet friends and
                    socialize at the campus student center in the 1400
                    building, not in the DSP office
PERSONAL         Personal attendant care services (feeding,
ATTENDANT CARE toileting, etc.) are not considered educational
IS NOT AVAILABLE support services at any community college or
                 university, even though for many students these
                 needs are critical to being able to attend the
                 college. The need for attendant care is
                 coordinated with IHSS (In Home Support
                 Services) of the Social Services Department and
                 the Independent Living Resources Agency. DSP
                 staff can direct students to the right places on
                 campus and in the community to advertise and
                 find attendant care.
SPECIAL             DSP is a support services program for students
EDUCATION           with disabilities who are able to meet the
PROGRAM IS NOT      academic standards and expectations of basic
AVAILABLE           skill or regular college classes. This is done in the
                    mainstream with some accommodations for the
                    effect of the disability. We do not have “full
                    inclusion with differential standards” as does the
K-12 system. No special education classes, in the
traditional sense, exist at the community college
level.
                     DSP Supportive Instruction

Students who are interested in enrolling in DSP sponsored courses (i.e.,
Learning Skills, Assistive Computer Technology, or Adaptive Physical
Education courses) are encouraged to arrange an appointment with a DSP
instructor or counselor who will assist in determining the most appropriate
course placement.

Prior to participating in Adaptive Physical Education courses, students must
have a signed disability verification form with recommendations from their
physician.

                      Learning Disabilities Classes

LD COURSES              LS 348      Evaluation for Learning Disability
EVALUATION
LD COURSES FOR          LS 102      Learning Skills Strategies
LEARNING
STRATEGIES              LS 301A General Learning Strategies
                        LS 301B Reading Strategies
                        LS 301C Writing Strategies
                        LS 301D Math Concepts and Strategies
                        LS 306A Spelling Strategies
                        LS 306B Spelling Strategies
                        LS 312      Computer Tools for Accessibility
                        LS 313      Assistive Computer Technology I
                        LS 315      Assistive Computer Technology II

                       NOTE: Some courses may not be
                          taught every semester.
                     Assistive Computer Courses

Two computer courses using assistive hardware and software are offered
to eligible students through the DSP program. These courses are different
from the regular computer courses, because instruction in the use of
assistive equipment to compensate for disabilities is provided.

  ELIGIBILITY            Students meet with a DSP Counselor to
                         determine their need for these courses.
                          This need must be based on a disability-
                           related reason that limits access to using a
                           computer in the usual manner.
                          Students eligible for the assistive computer
                           courses must also be able to benefit from
                           regular college classes and either be currently
                           enrolled in those college classes, or have a
                           written plan for such enrollment in the
                           following semester.
  ENROLLMENT             First-come, first-served priority and the severity
                         of the student’s disability-based need are
                         determining factors.
  CLASSES                 LS 113 Assistive Computer Technology I
  OFFERED                 LS 115 Assistive Computer Technology II
                   Adapted Physical Education (APE)

Solano College offers two adapted Physical Education courses that are
individualized to each student’s disability or medical needs. A specially-
trained instructor, an instructional assistant, and student assistants assist
each student with an exercise program so that the student can learn how to
maintain or increase the level of fitness and have fun in the process.

  ELIGIBILITY              Students whose disability prevents them from
                            participating in regular PE classes
                           Students who would benefit more from
                            adapted PE due to their disability
  ENROLLMENT              Students may apply for adapted PE by:
                           Seeing the DSP Counselor to obtain clearance
                           Getting information from a physician (Request
                            Disability Verification form at DSP office).
                           Renew the medical form by doctor every 12
                            months.
                           Students who continue to enroll (repeat) only
                            in Adapted PE courses must make
                            measurable progress toward the goals and
                            objectives in their Student Educational
                            Contract and Individual Educational Plan.
                            Such progress will be monitored by the
                            Adapted PE instructor and the DSP counselor.
  Adapted PE               PE 1.1 Adapted Aquatics
  Courses                   (uses the shallow end of pool; the depth is 4½
                            ft.)
                           PE 1.4 Adapted Individual Exercise
                            (uses specialized equipment and other
                            exercises for well-being)
                         Procedures & Forms
There are a number of forms used for different services provided through
the DSP office, but the first 3 are the most often used and recognized by
students and faculty. Other forms deal with specific needs and services for
different disabilities and will be provided as the need is identified.



 DISABILITY/ACCOMMODATIONS NOTICE - The
  Disability/Accommodations Notice is designed for the purpose of
  opening communication between the student and instructor regarding
  student needs.

 TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS - The Testing Accommodations
  form provides instruction on the procedure to follow to obtain
  accommodations, and includes the Routing Slip for getting the test.

 NOTE TAKING - The Note Taking form gives instructions for
  arranging note takers and an announcement for the instructor to make to
  the class.

 PROCEDURES FOR ACQUIRING BOOKS ON TAPE – See
  Pg. 16

 TAPE RECORDED LECTURE POLICY AGREEMENT – See
  the DSP office for legal agreement form between student and instructor
  for taping lectures.

 TRAM PROCEDURES - This form defines the rules for using the
  tram and provides a place to register your scheduled need for tram
  service.

 EQUIPMENT LOAN POLICY AND PROCEDURES – See page
  32.
                        Disability Accommodations Notice

                                               Solano Community College
                                            Disability Services Program (DSP)
                                                Accommodations Notice

               Name: ______________________________                      SSN: __________________________

                       This is intended to open up a dialogue between instructors and the student with a
                       disability concerning the student’s needs. We hope to assist you and the student in
                       minimizing the impact of the disability on the student’s academic success while
                       maintaining academic integrity and standards. Federal and State Laws require that
                       appropriate accommodations be provided to students with disabilities in order to permit
                       equal access to the curriculum and the educational process. Since a disability is not a
                       static condition, changes in the instructor’s academic expectations may generate the
                       need for further refinement of the adjustments recommended.

                                                              DISABILITY
                  Orthopedic                         Hearing Impaired                    Develop. Disabled
                  Visually Impaired                  Deaf                                Psychological
                  Blind                              Communication                       Other
                  Acquired Brain Injury              Learning Disabled                   Confidential


               Comments_________________________________________________________________________


               Verified Disability Based on Medical or Other Professional Documentation

               DSP Counselor:_______________________________________ Date:__________________

                                                     FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS
                                                                                           Spelling
                  Walking                            Seeing at a distance                Reading
                  Physical grasping                  Hearing                             Composition
                  Facility use                       Memory                              Traditional Test Taking
                  Equipment use                      Oral expression                     Note-taking
                  Handwriting                        Processing information              Attendance
                  Seeing close material              Concentrating steadily              Other


               Comments:________________________________________________________________________


                          ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS                                       TEST-TAKING NEEDS
                                                                               Extra Time ( 1-1/2  Double)
                  Large Print                  Adaptive Equipment            Separate, Quiet Space
                  Taped Books, Tests           Listening Device              Audio Tape
                  Taped Lectures               Calculator                    Oral
                  Notetaker Services           Interpreter                   Large Print
                  Computer                     Transcriber                   Adapted Computers
                                                                               Scantron Alternates
                                                                               Reader


               Comments:_________________________________________________________________________


               I am aware of my responsibility to meet with my instructors regarding my disability needs and I will take
               this copy to my meetings with each of them.

               Student Signature:__________________________________ Date:_________________________




The Disability Accommodations Notice is designed to open student
communication with the instructor regarding accommodation needs. It
verifies the student’s physical, psychological, medical or learning
difficulties, and the need for specific accommodations.

However, it does not mention all of the student’s strengths and other
wonderful qualities.


  Take this form to each instructor during the first week of school, during
                               office hours.
                      Testing Accommodations

           Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S)
               TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS
                           PROCEDURES



    SEE COUNSELOR     1      Meet with your Disabled Students Program & Services
                      (DSP&S) Counselor to document your disability and verify your
                      need for testing accommodations. (A statement from your doctor or
                      other professional relating this accommodation to your disability must
                      be kept in your file.)



    GET DISABILITY
           NOTICE
                      2     Get your Disability/Accommodation Notice from your
                      DSP&S Counselor to give to your instructor .

SIGN POLICIES & GET
      ROUTING SLIPS
                      3     See DSP&S Front Office staff to sign the Test-Taking
                      Accommodations Policies & Procedures and to get the test Routing
                      Slips

 BEFORE EACH TEST     4     When the instructor announces an upcoming test, fill out the
                      top of the test Routing Slip (your name, the instructor, and the course).

                      Then talk to your instructor and hand it to him/her to fill in
                      information about test conditions.

 WORK OUT DETAILS
  WITH INSTRUCTOR
                      5      Stay with the instructor, while he/she completes the Routing
                      Slip. Discuss when you will take the test, if it appears that you won’t
                      be able to finish the test on the same day it is being given to the rest of
                      the class. (For example, even taking the test in our office may not give
                      you enough extra time, if you have to “race off” to another class
                      before you finish.)

TALK TO OUR STAFF     6     The instructor will keep the white sheet (to go with the test).
                      You will bring the yellow sheet to the Disabled Student’s office to
                      make your appointment to take the test. (Remember, this should be
                      done several days before the test).
                       Testing Accommodations Routing Slip

                                                  DSP TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS

                                                                    ROUTING SLIP

           Student's Name           : ________________________________________
           Instructor's Name        : ________________________________________
           Course                   : ________________________________________


                    Duration of Test                   Permitted Resources                         INSTRUCTOR:
                 In Regular Classroom             Yes No
                                                         Open Books                       -   Attach this WHITE SHEET to
              __ 10   min.     __ 75 min.                Open Notes                           the test
              __ 20   min.     __ 90 min.                Calculator
              __ 50   min.     __ 3 hrs.                 Dictionary                       -   Have student bring YELLOW
              __ 60   min .    __ other                  Other                                COPY ASAP to Room 1105



           Date and Time of Test

             Test taken same time as class.    Date:            /      /      Time:_______________________
             Test taken same day any time.     Date:        /         /_________________________________
             Test taken any day, but before    Date:        /         /_________________________________

             Other __________________________________________________________


           Test Delivery

             DSP Staff will pick-up in Dept.Sec. office ____________________________________
                                                                  Date/ Time/ Room
             Faculty member will deliver test to 1105.
             Student will hand carry in sealed envelope.


           Test Return

             DSP Staff will deliver to Faculty mailbox.
             Faculty will pick-up in room 1105.
             Student will return test in sealed envelope.

                                                  ___________________________________
                                                        Instructor’s Signature


                                                  * * DSP OFFICE USE ONLY * *

           Test received:                 Date/Time         ___________________________________
           Student Started Test:          Date/Time         ___________________________________
           Student Finished Test:         Date/Time         ___________________________________
           Test returned:                 Date/Time         ___________________________________




The Routing Slip provides details about instructor’s specific instructions for
test taking, time and duration of test, and allowable accommodations.


Take this form to each instructor when tests are scheduled so you receive
                 the accommodations you are entitled to.
                    SERVICES AND POLICIES

Policies for Specific  A specific service will only be provided to a
Services                student who has a verified disability, which
                        necessitates the use of specific service.
                        Authorization for each specific service must be
                        provided by a certificated DSP staff member.
                       The first step to determine eligibility for DSP
                        services is to make an appointment with a
                        DSP counselor
                       Students who prefer not to use DSP’s
                        assistance in securing accommodations may
                        provide documentation directly to their
                        instructors. Instructors may contact the DSP
                        regarding        whether       the      requested
                        accommodations are appropriate to the
                        disability.
Eligibility            Students receiving services through DSP must
Requirements for        have a physical, communication, acquired brain
Services from DSP       injury, psychological, developmental delay
                        learning, learning disability, or other chronic
                        disabling condition verified in writing by an
                        appropriate professional and/or physician. This
                        verification must include the diagnosis of the
                        disability, the functional limitations caused by
                        the disability, and the accommodations or
                        services recommended based on the functional
                        limitations.
                       Students desiring to participate in the programs
                        and services offered through the DSP program
                        are required to complete an intake interview, an
                        application for services, and a student
                        educational contract with a DSP counselor and
                        if Learning Disabled, verification by the LD
                        Specialist, and/or further testing as necessary.
Note Taking   1. Note taking services will only be provided to a
Services         student who has a verified disability and whose
                 disability related functional limitations prevent
                 the student from taking his/her own notes.
              2. Note taking services are designed to provide
                 assistance to students with disabilities in the
                 classroom.
              3. The DSP office will provide the student with
                 duplicate note taking paper for each approved
                 class.
              4. Students are required to be present in class to
                 receive notes from that day unless the absence
                 is disability related.
              5. Students needing these services are requested
                 to
                  Ask a fellow student in their classes to assist
                    them with notes in exchange for free note
                    taking paper,
                  Ask the instructor to announce the need for
                    a note taker in class and arrange to meet
                    immediately after the class,
                  Return to the DSP office for staff assistance.
              6. A note taker will be assigned by the DSP office
                 for individuals who are physically unable to
                 complete     in-class   quizzes    or    in-class
                 assignments.
Testing         1. Testing accommodations will not be provided
Accommodation      until a student’s eligibility for such a service has
Services           been verified.
                2. Testing accommodations will occur either
                   before or during the scheduled test time when
                   other students are taking the exam. The only
                   exception will be when the student has courses
                   immediately before and after the class where
                   the test is occurring, and would not have
                   enough time to complete the test with
                   accommodations. In this case, the student will
                   take the exam at the earliest possible time on
                   the same day. Students will notify instructors
                   of this exception.
                3. Once a DSP counselor has obtained
                   verification of a student’s disability, the student
                   will be provided with the step by step
                   instructions necessary to utilize this service.
                4. Instructors will be notified if cheating,
                   unauthorized use of notes, books, calculators,
                   or other improper behaviors are observed
                   during the examination. In addition, testing
                   accommodation services may be terminated for
                   the rest of the semester and also for the
                   following semester if these behaviors are
                   observed on examinations.
                5. Students may not be excused from the testing
                   environment, once the test has begun. Further,
                   students must complete the exam on the same
                   day it is started.
                6. Testing accommodations will be provided to
                   students only in courses where their disability
                   related educational limitations indicate that they
                   are necessary.
                7. Failure to comply with DSP procedures may
                   also result in termination of this service.
Reader Services   1. Reader services for textbooks are provided on
                     an emergency basis and only until taped books
                     arrive from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
                     (RFB&D). The student qualifying for taped
                     books must have applied for RFB&D services
                     and received an RFB&D ID number. This
                     same student must have met with the Disability
                     Services Specialist or ordered a set of taped
                     books 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the
                     semester.
                  2. Reader services may be provided for students
                     with disabilities in the instructional setting, and
                     will consist of the translation of textbooks,
                     handouts, and tests from written to oral form via
                     audio taped recordings.
                  3. Reader services will only be provided to a
                     student who has a verified disability and whose
                     disability-related functional limitations prevent
                     him/her from reading regular print.
                  4. If the student is a client of the Department of
                     Rehabilitation (DR), the student must complete
                     the DR reader form prior to the initiation of
                     reader services. The student or the reader is
                     then responsible for turning the reader forms
                     directly to DR for payment.
                  5. The student is responsible for providing the
                     DSP office with a copy of the syllabus for each
                     class for which reader services are being
                     requested as soon as it is available from the
                     instructor.
                  6. The student is responsible for informing the
                     DSP office whenever changes occur which
                     affect the student’s need for reader services.
                  7. The student is responsible for supplying the
                     audio tapes used by the reader, The student
                     may also wish to purchase a 4-track tape
                     player. Check with any off-campus agency
                     working with you for your disability to request
  funds for this purchase.
8. Failure to comply with these terms may result in
   the termination of this service.
9. The student is responsible for informing the
   DSP office whenever changes occur that affect
   the student’s need for note taking services.
   For example, if you drop the class, tell us.
Mobility Services     1. Mobility services will be provided to a student
(Tram Rides)             with a verified disability which prevent the
                         student from walking distances while on
                         campus.
                      2. Mobility services are provided to and from
                         classes. Other course-related mobility services
                         must be prearranged with the mobility
                         assistant. Students may not ask the mobility
                         assistant to wait while they shop or socialize.
                      3. The student must be at the designated area
                          and be ready at the prearranged time.
                      4. Mobility services can also be available on an
                         emergency basis (e.g., after a fall, a call from
                         the nurse’s office, etc.)
                      5. If excused from class early, the student needs
                         to wait for the scheduled pick up or have
                         someone call the DSP office (e.g., often the
                         instructor is willing to do this).
                      6. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the
                         DSP office as soon as possible when unable to
                         meet a scheduled pickup so the mobility
                         assistant can be notified of the change. Three
                         (3) failures to notify may result in termination of
                         this service.
                      7. The student is responsible for informing the
                         DSP office whenever changes occur that affect
                         the student’s need for mobility services.
                      10. Students are responsible for following the
                         Tram Procedures.
High Tech Center   1. High Tech Center (HTC) services are available
(Adapted Computer     to qualified students with physical, learning, or
Classes and Use of    acquired brain injury disabilities.
Equipment)
                   2. Students must demonstrate the potential to
                      benefit from HTC services.
                      3. Students may be required to participate in a
                         formal evaluation to demonstrate their potential
  to benefit from HTC services.
4. Referrals to the HTC must be made by a DSP
   counselor on behalf of the student.
5. Student receiving services through the HTC
   must either be enrolled in regular college
   classes or have a realistic written plan for
   regular college classes the following semester.
Interpreter Services 1. Interpreter services will be provided for
                        students with documented profound hearing
                        and/or speech impairments through the DSP
                        office and only for course required activities.
                        The DSP office will contact and assign
                        interpreters.
                      2. If you will be absent, call your interpreter and
                         the DSP office as early as possible. This is an
                         expensive service and we must give the
                         interpreter as much notice as possible to
                         reduce costs. You can reach the Disability
                         Services Program office, TTY 863-7809 or a
                         Relay Operator to leave a message.
                      3. Interpreters wait only 15 minutes outside of the
                         classroom for a student.       Interpreters are
                         required to notify the DSP office when a
                         student is absent from class.
                      4. Notify DSP staff of the following
                            If the interpreter is absent,
                            If the interpreter’s skills are poor,
                            If the interpreter does not pay attention and
                            If the interpreter is constantly late.

                      REMEMBER:

                      The interpreter’s purpose is to interpret what
                      teachers, students, and others say. DO NOT
                      EXPECT THE INTERPRETER to do other
                      interpreting outside of school. DO NOT EXPECT
                      THE INTERPRETER to be your friend or
                      companion. That relationship may develop, but do
                      not assume anything beyond a business
                      relationship. They may want to help, but do not
                      assume. The interpreter is not a tutor or note
                      taker. If outside interpreting is needed and is class
                      related, those arrangements and payments should
                      be made through our office.
Equipment Loan   1. Equipment shall only be loaned to a student
                    who is officially enrolled in classes and is
                    authorized by a DSP counselor. Equipment
                    shall not be loaned to a student for any purpose
                    or activity which is not school sponsored.
                 2. Contact the DSP office to complete the
                    Equipment Loan Contract form and to check
                    out equipment.
                 3. If equipment is not returned at the appropriate
                    time and place or has been abused, the student
                    will forfeit rights to future equipment loans and
                    a hold will be placed on transcripts and
                    financial aid until the equipment is returned or
                    replaced.
                 4. If equipment is not returned or replaced, the
                    student will be responsible for replacement
                    costs. A hold will be placed on your registration
                    and access to all your student records.
Priority         Priority registration will be provided for students
Registration     who:
                  Have verified disabilities,
                  Have maintained good academic status with
                    the college,
                  Have completed an intake interview with a DSP
                    counselor, and
                  Who meet with a DSP counselor once per
                    semester to review and update their Student
                    Educational contract.
                 This registration will follow basic guidelines
                 established by the Admissions and Records Office
                 such as deadlines, application guidelines,
                 telephone registration, tuition and fee payments,
                 Board of Governor’s Grants (BOGG), Department
                 of Rehabilitation authorization.
Absence           The DSP office will not notify instructors of an
Notification      absence unless the absence will be long term (i.e.
Guidelines        one or more weeks) and is caused by the
                  student’s disabling condition. When a student is
                  unable to attend for a week or longer, he/she
                  should call the DSP office, and the student should
                  call and speak to each instructor. The DSP office
                  will then notify instructors of the absence. If a
                  student is unable to attend classes as a result of a
                  non-disability related problem, the DSP office will
                  not notify instructors of the absence. This is the
                  responsibility of the student. Students may be
                  required to present medical verification of illness
                  from their physicians.
Special Class     Students who are interested in enrolling in DSP
Enrollment        sponsored courses (i.e., Learning Skills or
                  Adaptive Physical Education courses) are
                  encouraged to arrange an appointment with a
                  DSP faculty member who will assist in determining
                  the most appropriate course placement. Prior to
                  participating in Adaptive Physical Education
                  courses, students must have a disability
                  verification form with recommendations signed by
                  their physician.
Duplication       The DSP office provides duplication services only
Services          for the enlargement of tests and handouts to
                  students with low vision disabilities. Note takers
                  or students receiving note taker services will be
                  permitted to use the copy machine.
Telephone Usage   The telephones in the DSP office are for official
                  use only. Student usage is limited to emergencies.
             GENERAL SERVICE PROVISION REQUIREMENTS

1.    Students must possess the ability to respond appropriately to
      questions, follow directions, and demonstrate the potential to benefit
      from special programs and services.
2.    Students must demonstrate appropriate adaptive/self-help behavior.
3.    Students receiving special services (interpreters, mobility assistance,
      testing accommodation, etc.) must notify the DSP office of their
      absence prior to the time these special services have been scheduled
      to be delivered. Three (3) failures to do so may result in the
      termination of the service. For your convenience, messages may be
      left at 864-7136, 24 hours per day and on weekends.
4.    Students must demonstrate annual measurable academic progress.
      Failure to do so may result in the termination of service.
5.    Students are to assume personal responsibility for taking any
      medications.
6.    The individual student and/or other non-college agencies shall be
      responsible for the provision of personal attendant care (mobility
      assistance, feeding, toileting, etc.). DSP staff is not allowed to provide
      this service. We are only allowed to provide educational support
      services.

                        STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES
Students receiving services and/or instruction through the DSP shall:

1.    Comply with the Student Code of Conduct adopted by the college as
      written in the college catalog;
2.    Be responsible in their use of DSP services and adhere to written
      service agreements adopted by DSP; and
3.    Make measurable progress toward the goals established in the
      student’s Student Educational Contract, or, when the student is
      enrolled in a regular college course, meet academic standards
      established by the college.
Failing to comply with the standards above may result in the termination of DSP
services. Students seeking to appeal the termination of services should seek remedy
through a DSP counselor. If, after consulting with the DSP counselor, students are still
not satisfied, they may appeal to the Vice-President of Student Services according to the
policies of the college.
                      DISABILITY DEFINITIONS

Title IV of the California Educational Code identifies the following
disabilities for purposes of eligibility for services/special classes. These
disabilities are permanent (lasting 45 days or longer):

Physical Disability: A visual, mobility or orthopedic impairment.
     (a) “Visual impairment” means total or partial loss of sight.
     (b) “Mobility” or “orthopedic impairment” means a serious limitation
          in locomotion or motor function.

Communication Disability: An impairment in the processes of speech,
language or hearing.
     (a) “Hearing impairment”: a total or partial loss of hearing function
           which impedes the communication process essential to
           language, educational, social and/or cultural interactions.
     (b) “Speech and language impairments” mean one or more
           speech/language disorders of voice, articulation, rhythm and/or
           the receptive and expressive processes of language.

Learning Disability (LD): A persistent condition of presumed
neurological dysfunction which may exist with other disabling conditions.
This dysfunction continues despite instruction in standard classroom
situations. To be categorized as having a learning disability, a student
must exhibit:
       (a) Average to above-average intellectual ability;
       (b) Severe processing deficit(s);
       (c) Severe aptitude-achievement discrepancy(ies); and
       (d) Measured achievement in an instructional or employment
            setting.

Acquired Brain Impairment (ABI): A verified deficit in brain functioning
which results in a total or partial loss of cognitive, communicative, motor,
psycho-social, and/or sensory-perceptual abilities.
Developmentally Delayed Learner: A student who exhibits the following:
     (a) Below average intellectual functioning; and
     (b) Potential for measurable achievement in instructional and
         employment settings.

Psychological Disability: A persistent psychological or psychiatric
disorder, or emotional or mental illness.

Other Disabilities: This category includes all students with disabilities*
who do not fall into any of the other categories but who indicate a need for
support services or instruction.

* A person enrolled at a community college who has a verified impairment
which limits one or more major life activities and which imposes an
educational limitation
     LEGAL RIGHTS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

                ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY

Governing Board
Policy # 5365:  It is the policy of Solano Community College District to
                provide equal educational opportunities for students with
                disabilities in accordance with the state and federal laws and
                regulations including Title 2 of the Americans with Disabilities
                Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
                and Title V of the California Administrative Code. (Further
                information on Laws see Appendix). Pursuant to Title V,
                Section 56000-56076, the District has developed the Disability
                Services Programs and Services (DSP) to assist students with
                disabilities in securing appropriate instruction, academic
                accommodations and auxiliary aids. It is the intent of the
                District that such individuals be served by regular classes and
                programs whenever possible. To that end, students with
                disabilities shall be admitted to courses and programs and
                matriculate through such courses and programs on an equal
                basis with all other students. To ensure equality of access for
                students with disabilities academic accommodations and
                auxiliary aids shall be provided to the extent necessary to
                comply with state and federal laws and regulations. For each
                student, academic accommodations and auxiliary aids shall
                specifically address those functional limitations of the
                disability which adversely affect equal educational
                opportunity. When the severity of the disability of an
                otherwise qualified student precludes successful completion of
                a course required for graduation from Solano Community
                College, despite an earnest effort on the part of student to
                complete the course and despite provision of academic
                accommodations and/or auxiliary aids, a course substitution or
                waiver of the course requirement shall be considered.

                  The District will maintain specific criteria and procedures to
                  implement this policy.
REFERENCES/   Title 2 of the Americans with Disabilities of 1990
AUTHORITY

              Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973

              California Education code, Title V, Section 56027

              Solano Community College District Governing Board
              (You may request a copy of the Solano College Governing
              Board Policy regarding the Academic Accommodations
              Procedures Appeals Process)

                  For further info Contact:
                   U.S. Dept. of Education
                    Office of Civil Rights
                       (415) 556-4275
                              or
                    for ADA Assistance:
                       (800) 949-4232
                             DIRECTORY OF STUDENT SERVICES
Solano Community College Offices                      Location         Direct Dial Number

Admission and Records                                 153              (707) 864-7171
ASSC (Associated Students)                            1405             (707) 864-7268
Assessment Center (Testing)                           1635             (707) 864-7116
Campus Police                                         1109             (707) 864-7131
Career Information Center                             130              (707) 864-7000 ext 480
Children’s Center                                     200              (707) 864-7182
College Readiness Program                             1104             (707) 864-7444
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)   1104             (707) 864-7145
EMERGENCIES from campus phone (from cell phone)                        355       (864-7131)
SCC Counseling Division                               152              (707) 864-7244
Disabled Services Program (DSP)                       1105             (707) 864-7136
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)     1104             (707) 864-7145
Financial Aid and Scholarships                        162              (707) 864-7103
Learning Disabilities                                 1103             (707) 864-7234
Learning Resources Center                             124              (707) 864-7106
Library Reference Desk                                (Library) 100    (707) 864-7519
Reading Laboratory                                    130              (707) 864-7403
Nurse (Student Health Center)                         1407             (707) 864-7163
Pre-School Program (State)                            1643             (707) 864-7182
Re-Entry Program                                      1403-B           (707) 864-7263
Student Development                                   1409             (707) 864-7168
Student Services                                      144              (707) 864-7102
Student Placement Office                              1106             (707) 864-7124
Technical and Learning Resources Center               124              (707) 864-7106
Transfer Center                                       Bldg. 100        (707) 864-7158
Tutoring Center                                       1102             (707) 864-7230
Vacaville Center                                      Vacaville Site   (707) 446-2900
Vallejo Instructional Site                            JFK Library      (707) 642-8188
Veterans Affairs Office                               101              (707) 864-7105
Work Experience Office (Occupational Education)       1810             (707) 864-7139
Writing Skills Laboratory                             130              (707) 864-7239
Solano College Main Phone Number                                       (707) 864-7000
From Vallejo-Benicia                                                   (707) 552-4330
Vallejo Instruction Site (JFK Library)                                 (707) 642-8288
 COMMUNITY AGENCIES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND
           OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES
Agencies                                                                          Phone Number
Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) Paula Sullivan                                 (707) 446-9261
Redwood Caregiver Resource Center (Formerly B.I.A.R.C)
(resources for caregivers dealing with MS, strokes, Parkinson’s, brain            (800) 834-1636
injuries)
Car Pool (800) 535-6883                                                           (707) 447-7665
Childcare, Solano Family Service                                                  (707) 863-3950
Crisis (Mental Health)                                                            (707) 428-1131
Deaf Counseling and Referral Agency (DCARA Bay Area) TTY                          (510) 351-3190
Deaf Counseling and Referral Agency (DCARA Nor Cal) (Voice/TTY)                   (916) 921-1045
Department of Rehabilitation, Fairfield                                           (707) 428-2080
Department of Rehabilitation, Vallejo                                             (707) 648-4010
Epilepsy Foundation of California                                                 (510) 351-3190
Independent Living Resources (ILR) Serving Solano County                          (707) 435-8174
Legal Assistance, Solano County                                                   (707) 643-0054
Literacy Program, (Sandy Tosti)                                                   (800) 450-7885
Low Vision Specialist, 1229 Oliver Rd., Fairfield, Ca. 94533                      (707) 426-2020
Mental Health Access Line                                                         (800) 547-0495
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group                                                  (707) 427-3739
North Bay Regional Center                                                         (707) 256-1100
Regional Occupational Program (ROP)                                               (707) 422-8330
Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH)                                              (707) 422-3753
Solano County Mental Health, Fairfield                                            (707) 435-2080
Solano County Mental Health, Vallejo                                              (707) 553-5331
Solano County Public Health, General Information                                  (707) 421-6663
SSI (Supp. Income) Disabled & Elderly: Social Security Office                     (800) 772-1213
Transportation (Paratransit), Bart Link, City Link (Fairfield, Dixon, Suisun,
                                                                                  (707) 429-2400
Rio Vista)
Transportation (Paratransit), Bart Link, City Link (Vallejo)                      (707) 649-1999
Transportation (Paratransit), Bart Link, City Link (Benicia)                      (707) 748*0808
This list does not include every possible resource. As you find others that are useful, please notify our
office via e-mail at cmoore@solano.cc.ca.us or leave a message at 707-864-7136.
                       NATIONAL DISABILITY RESOURCES

HEATH                          National Clearinghouse on Post Secondary Education for
                               Individuals with Disabilities. Resource publications on
www.heath.gwu.edu              every aspect of teaching and serving college students with
also to download               Disabilities, plus disability specific information. Phone
publications use:              (202) 939-9320
gopher://bobcat-
ace.nche.edu
AHEAD                          Association on Higher Education and Disability.
                               This is the DSP professional organization (International).
www.ahead.org/                 Publication on issues of disability access to higher
                               education.
                               Phone (614) 488-4972

NARIC                          National Rehabilitation Information Center
                               A Library and Information center on disability and
www.naric.com/naric            rehabilitation
                               Phone (800) 346-2742

DO-IT                   Disability, Opportunities, Internet, and Technology
                        A project at the University of Washington. Excellent
www.washington.edu/doit resources through their webpages. Phone (206) 685-
                        DOIT
ADA                            Pages to find disability resources starting with the
www.iastate.edu                Americans with Disabilities Act, legal resources, general
                               disability information, university based information,
                               products and specific disabilities. Access by going to
                               website and do a search with ADA as keyword.
EASI                           Equal Access to Software and Information provides
                               information and guidance on campus applications of
www.isc.rit.edu/~easi          adaptive technology to support access to information
                               resources (library), instruction, research, and employment
                               of people with disabilities
CATS                           California Assistive Technology Systems makes
                               assistive technology more accessible to people with
www.catsca.org                 disabilities.
DREDF                          Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.
www.dredf.org                  National disability law and policy center dedicated to equal
                               opportunities for persons with disabilities 1-800-466-4232
This list does not include every possible resource. As you find others that are useful, please notify our
office via e-mail at cmoore@solano.cc.ca.us or leave a message at 707-864-7136.

                                      .
    Section 504 of the 1973
      Rehabi1itation Act
             And
     1990 Americans with
        Disabilities Act


No otherwise qualified individual with a
disability shall, solely by reason of his/
her disability, be excluded from the
participation in, be denied the benefits
of, or be subjected to discrimination
under any program or activity of a
public entity.
                   THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND SECTION 504
                     AS APPLIED TO COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: AN OVERVIEW
                                                By Jeanne M. Kincaid, Esq

Congress passed Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in 1973. It is a Civil Rights statute designed to prevent
discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It provides that:

        No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States ... shall, solely by reason of
        his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
        discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance ... (Emphasis
        added) 29 USC S 794.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in July 1990, but most provisions did not take
effect until January 26, 1992 (i.e., Title II - governmental services) and July 26, 1992 (i.e., Title I - employment
provisions)].

What is the major difference between Section 504 and the ADA?
Section 504 only applies to entities that receive federal financial assistance whereas the ADA covers most
establishments where privately owned or assisted with state and/or federal funds.

If a college or university is in compliance with Section 504, will it automatically be in compliance with the
ADA? In most instances, yes. However, to the extent that the ADA provides greater protections to individuals
with disabilities, the college/university must comply with the ADA.

Who is considered to be "otherwise qualified" under the ADA and Section 504?
(1)     Students who can meet the technical and academic qualifications for entry into the school or program;
(2)     Parents or members of the public who have a disability;
(3)     An employee with a disability who can, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the essential
        requirements of the job.
(4)     Persons who are discriminated against because of their association with individuals with
        disabilities.

Who is an "individual with a disability?"
A person who:
(1)     Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity;
(2)     Has a record or history of such an impairment;
        or
(3)     Is regarded as having such an impairment.

What is considered to be a "major life activity?"
Major life activities include walking, seeing, hearing., speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for one-
self, and performing manual tasks.

What are some examples of disabling conditions?
All conditions which entitled a student to receive special education while attending grade school (e.g., mental
retardation, learning disabilities, serious emotional disturbances), AIDS, cancer, alcohol or drug addiction
(so long as the student/employee is not a current user of unlawful drugs), attention deficit disorder, diabetes,
asthma, physical disabilities, behavior disorders, and so forth.

What are the obligations of students with disabilities?
The student has an obligation to self-identify that she or she has a disability and that she or he needs
accommodation.
What are the institution's obligations under Section 504 and the ADA?
For students, the institution must provide reasonable accommodations to the students' known disability in
order to afford him/her an equal opportunity to participate in the institution's programs, courses and activities
(including extracurricular activities).

For employees, the institution must provide reasonable accommodations to the employee's known disability if
it would enable him/her to perform the essential functions of the position.

An institution may not discriminate against an individual solely on the basis of disability.

What are some examples of reasonable accommodations that an institution might be expected to provide its
students who have disabilities?

An institution must provide a student academic adjustments to ensure that the student receives an equal
opportunity to participate. Examples of academic adjustments may include:
(1)      Additional time to complete tests, coursework, or graduation
(2)      Substitution of specific courses for degree requirements
(3)      Adaptation of course instruction
(4)      Tape recording of classes
(5)      Modification of test taking1performance evaluations so as not to discriminate against students with
         sensory, manual or speaking impairments (unless such skills are the factors the test purports to
         measure).

An institution must also provide auxiliary aids and services to persons with disabilities such as:
(1)      Qualified interpreters and notetakers (qualified interpreters must be able to interpret effectively,
         accurately, and impartially, both receptively and expressively, using any necessary specialized
         vocabulary)
(2)      Readers, taped texts and material in Braille
(3)      Adapted equipment for students with manual impairments.

An institution is not required to provide attendants, individually prescribed devices, readers for personal use
or study or other devices of a personal nature. It is only obligated to provide tutorial services to students with
disabilities in the same manner as it does to non-disabled students. The institution may choose the methods by
which the auxiliary aids will be supplied so long as the methods used provide an equal opportunity. The
institution may not charge the student for necessary accommodations.

Must the institution provide the student all the academic adjustments and auxiliary aids she/he needs?
No. The institution is not required to provide academic adjustments or auxiliary aids and services if such
provision would fundamentally alter the nature of the program or the academic requirements that are essential
to a program of study or to meet licensing prerequisites.

What does reasonable accommodation mean in the context of employment?
Institutions must make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations 'of an
otherwise qualified applicant/employee who has a disability unless the accommodation would impose an
undue hardship on the operation of the institution's program.

How is "undue hardship" defined?
The following factors are used to determine if an accommodation would pose an undue hardship on the
institution:
(1)       The overall size of the institution's budget with respect to the number of employees and number and
type of facilities;
(2)       The type of operation, including the composition and structure of its workforce; and
(3)       The nature and cost of the accommodation needed.
What are some examples of reasonable accommodations expected to be provided by an employer?
(1)      Making facilities readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities;
(2)     Job restructuring, part-time or modified work schedules, acquisition f-modification of equipment or
devices and the provision of readers or interpreters.

Are there any restrictions on preadmission or preemployment inquiries?
Yes. The institution may not, except under specific circumstances describe in implementing regulations,
conduct preadmission or preemployment inquiries as to whether an applicant has a disability. However, the
employer may inquire into an applicant's ability to perform job-related functions. The employer may require a
medical examination after hire if required of all applicants. A drug test is not considered a medical
examination.

What limitations are there on taking disciplinary action against students and employees for drug and alcohol
abuse?
An institution is entitled to apply its general disciplinary policies with students who are chemically dependent
with respect to Me Possession, use and sale of drugs and alcohol on campus, so long as students are treated
fairly and consistently. A student or employee who is a current user of illegal drugs is not considered to be a
qualified individual with a disability.
However, if the individual has successfully complete/or is enrolled in a supervised treatment program and is
no longer using illegal drugs, the individual is protected from discrimination under Section 504 and the ADA.
Also, if a student or employee is erroneously regarded as being addicted to illegal drugs, he or she would be
protected by Section 504 and the ADA. - ,

What are the procedural safeguards of Section 504?
Institutions must provide students and employees with notice of the nondiscrimination requirements of Section
504. Students and employees have a tight to file a grievance with the institution. The institutions' grievance
procedures must provide the student/employee with due process. Every college and university receiving federal
financial assistance must have a compliance coordinator for Section 504 and every public college and
university must have one or more compliance coordinators for the ADA. The institution may not discriminate
against any individual because of his/her exercise of these tights -or against individuals who participate in an
investigation pursuant to these regulations.

What are the architectural accessibility requirements of Section 504?
Facilities constructed prior to June 3. 1977 need not necessarily be made accessible so long as the program or
activity, viewed in its entirety, is readily accessible to persons with disabilities. However, the student must be
afforded an equal opportunity to enjoy the full range of services offered by the institution. If an institution
modifies one of these buildings, it must make the modification accessible, to the maximum extent feasible.
Buildings constructed after June 3, 1977, must be readily accessible and usable to individuals with disabilities.
All programs and services must be provided in a manner that affords the student maximum integration with
his/her nondisabled peers. The implementation of the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) may impose
some additional requirements for architectural accessibility on private institutions covered under Title III.


Jeanne M. Kincaid
Attorney at Law
101 Varney Road
Center Barnstead, NH 03225
(603) 776-5404

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                 ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

What are Academic accommodations?

Academic accommodations are services, adjustments, adaptations or
alternate methods used to compensate for special limitations to accomplish
an academic task. Accommodations are designed to allow all students an
equal opportunity in the classroom.

However, equality of opportunity does not guarantee equality of results.
Accommodations are not designed to give students with disabilities an
extra advantage. Students with disabilities have the opportunity to live up
to their own potential for success, but equality of opportunity will not
guarantee equality of success.

Although equality of opportunity will not guarantee equality of results,
students with disabilities will have the opportunity to succeed according to
their individual potential.

Who qualifies?

Students may be eligible for accommodations if they meet course
requirements and have a documented disability which impairs their
learning. Accommodations are always determined on a case-by-case
basis.

How does an SCC student apply for accommodations?

The student takes the lead in the procedures to activate accommodations.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to see a DSP Counselor who will
assess the student’s disability and functional limitations to determine
reasonable accommodations. The student notifies instructors (during office
hours) of accommodation needs.
Examples of Accommodations for Qualified Students


LOW VISION
        Large print handouts, signs, equipment labels, overheads
        TV monitor connected to microscope to enlarge images
        Class assignments in electronic format
        Computer with enlarged screen images
        Seating where the lighting is best
        Print magnifiers
        E-text, scan and read software

BLINDNESS
        Taped Books and tests
        E-text, scan and read software
        Audio-tape, Braille, or electronic lecture notes, handouts, texts
        Describing visual aids
        Raised-line drawings and tactile models of graphic materials
        Computers with optical character readers, voice output

HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
      Interpreters, real-time captioners, assistive listening devices
      Note takers

SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES
        Specialized classes to learn strategies to help in regular classes
        Note takers and/or audio-taped class sessions
        Taped books
        E-text, scan and read software
        Extra exam time; alternative testing arrangements
        Computers with voice output, spelling checkers, grammar
         checkers.

MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS
        Note takers
        Scribes
        Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements
        Classrooms, labs, field trips in accessible locations
        Adjustable tables and chairs, lab equipment located within reach
        Computers with special input devices (e.g., voice, alternative
         keyboards)

HEALTH IMPAIRMENTS
        Note takers, audio-taped class sessions
        Extra exam time, alternative testing arrangements

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITIES
        Liaison with teachers, campus and community services
        Note takers and taped lectures
        Test taking facilitation
        Tutoring
This list is not all-inclusive nor is it meant to be restrictive to keep specific services
 with specific disabilities. If a particular accommodation works also for someone
     with learning disabilities, that accommodation can be arranged. Or, if an
 accommodation designed for someone with a hearing impairment works well for
someone with another type of disability, which can also be arranged. Verification
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