Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

Campus Accessibility

De Anza College is an accessible campus of mostly one story buildings built on a relatively level terrain, with elevator access to all two and three story buildings. The college campus map indicates general access features on campus, including

  • Designated blue parking spaces for person with DMV issued DP placards or plates
  • Elevators
  • Para-transit drop-off / pick-up location
  • Detailed area maps provide information on the following access features.
    • Ramps,
    • Lifts,
    • automatic doors,
    • Gender neutral restrooms,
    • Accessible computer labs and stations.

In addition, throughout the campus there are large De Anza arch tiles imbedded in the walkways indicating that the path ahead is wheelchair accessible.  The top of the arches point in the direction of the accessible route.

Reporting Access Barriers

If you encounter a barrier or a temporarily inaccessible route, contact DSS. You may be asked to file a "Barrier Report Form", if necessary, which will help DSS evaluate the problem and develop a solution.

Campus Orientation

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the campus and locate their classrooms before the quarter begins. If you would like help locating your classrooms or need escort service to a special campus appointment, please contact Mobility Services located in RSS 141 (408-864-8412)

Campus Services Assistance

Students who have challenges that may necessitate assistance in the cafeteria, bookstore or library should inform their DSS Counselor or Learning Disabilities Specialist for possible solutions which may include contacting a staff member in that location with an assistance request.

In such cases, a student needs to be aware that during busy periods he or she may have to wait for staff availability or may need to return later. If you will require assistance during a typically busy time, it is advisable to prearrange an appointment with the department.  Discuss possible needs in advance with your DSS Counselor or Learning Disabilities Specialist.  Assistance needs examples:

  • Library
  • Pulling books from bookshelf
  • Assistance photocopying reference materials
  • Bookstore
  • Bypass line
  • Assistance gathering or carrying materials/books
  • Cafeteria
  • Bypass line
  • Assistance handling trays and seating

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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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