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Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) Division

Web Links and Resources

General Disability Related Resources
Assistive Technology Resources                                                                                                                                       Independent Living Centers                                                                                                         Employment

Specific Disabilities:

Acquired Brain Impairments                                                                          Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder                                                                                          Autism Spectrum                                                                                                                       BlindnessandLowVision                                                                                                                Deafness & Hearing Loss Learning Disabilities                                                                                                                             Mental Health Disabilities                                                                                                           Mobility Impairments


General Disability Related Resources

Directions to De Anza College Campus

California Community College Chancellors Office Programs and Services for Disabled Students (CCCC)) -
Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)                            

U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act


US government sponsored site to connect the disability community to opportunities

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
An organization of higher education professionals

California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED)

Health Resource Center

On line Clearninghouse for post-secondary education 


National Science Foundation funded project for resources in math, science and computer education and disability

Division of Adult Studies, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas

Research=based information and resources to improve the transition, education, employment, and quality of life of adults with disabilities.
Individual Accommodation project on college students with disabilities


Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education                              


Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Tech                Resources for including students with disabilities in math and science education                    


Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT), University of Washington                                                                                        


National Organization on Disability (NOD)                                                 


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Assistive Technology Resources

High Tech Center Training Unit (HTCTU) of the California Community Colleges

Web Accessibility Homepage

Current information on designing accessible Web sites

Trace Research and Development Center

Technology-related information                                                                                                  

Center for Applied Special Technology

Free Web-based tool for analyzing Web pages for accessibility

Closing the Gap
Information for educators and consumer to locate, compare and implement assistive technology

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Independent Living Centers

Directory for California Independent Living Centers                  
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)


Diversity World
Employment Opportunities with Proactive Companies
"Enriching workplaces and reducing employment barriers..."

California Business Leadership Network

Active alliance of California companies, collaborating to improve employment for people with disabilities

Job Accommodation Network
Resources and information on making employment accessible

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Specific Disabilities:



  Acquired Brain Impairments

Brain Injury Society                                                                                                                 


American Brain Foundation                                                                                                    


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CH.A.D.D.)
Northern California Chapter

Resources and answers about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD)                                                                                                                      Issues for women with ADD or ADHD                                                                                     

Autism Spectrum

National Autism Association                                            


Autism Women’s Network                                                                                                      


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Blindness and Low Vision

American Foundation for the Blind
Textbook transcription services

Lighthouse International

Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Math tools for the visually impaired                                                                                    

New York Institute for Special Education
Links to many sites on vision impairment

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress


Deafness and Hearing Loss

Also see DHHS Important News on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) Website  and Web Links/Resources on SIGN Language Department Website

National Deaf Education Center, Gallaudet University

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) – (formerly PEPNet 2)


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Learning Disability

National Center for Learning Disabilities

LD OnLine
Information on learning disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of America
California Chapter

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities

International Dyslexia Association

Mental Health Disabilities

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University                                                  


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Mobility Impairment

Mobility International USA

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT), University of Washington                                                                                                                           




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Building: Registration & Student Services Building (RSS), Suite 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753

Last Updated: 1/29/18