Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

Adapted Equipment Loans

Students can borrow specialized equipment essential to access course requirements. Since loans are made for a temporary period, students are encouraged to purchase their own equipment when possible.

Specialized equipment is available for loan through DSS and includes:

  • Digital tape recorders
  • Portable closed circuit print enlargers
  • Assistive listening devices (DHHS)
  • Daisy players
  • Smart Pens
  • Talking calculators

The state of California has a program to loan BrailleNote equipment which De Anza can participate in on an as-needed basis. See your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.

Steps to follow to borrow equipment:

  1. See your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.
  2. Sign an Equipment Loan form that describes the loan conditions and the equipment and accessories on loan.


  • Guidelines for borrowing equipment vary depending on the type of equipment borrowed.
  • The Loan form will specify the return date and the policies for borrowing equipment.
  • If a student fails to follow the guidelines, any future borrowing maybe affected or college records held.
  • You may be asked to replace damaged or lost equipment.

In addition:

  • The Computer Accessibility Lab (CAL) has a comprehensive list of assistive technology hardware and software in its lab and mainstream campus computer labs.
  • The Library provides two accessible computers, located on the first floor of the library, for students with disabilities.

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Section One: Coming to De Anza College

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

General / College-Wide Accommodations and Services

Instructional / Classroom Accommodations and Services:

Alternate Media Services:

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Services:

Legal Aspects

Concerns and Complaints

Section Three: Disability Support Programs & Services Instruction

Section Four: Success Strategies

Section Five: Campus and Community Life

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