DSPS COVID-19 Support
Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) has moved to remote service delivery. We realize that there are many changes and challenges right now and want you to know that we are here to support you.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. We hope this message finds you well and we look forward to working together to get through these challenging times.
Sincerely and on behalf of the DSPS Team,
Jana Garnett, DSPS Director
- We are monitoring our calls and emails and responding throughout our normal business hours.
By Phone : (805)730-4164
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our strategies tutors are here to help and will continue to support you in a remote format.
What is a strategies tutor, you ask? A strategies tutor is more of a generalist that is trained to work with students with disabilities. However, these tutors can cover a broad range of math levels as well as courses that require writing. On the other hand, NetTutors are specialists that are discipline specific. You are welcome to use both resources to support your needs.
If you have the need for strategies tutoring, please contact email@example.com
Please make sure you are reading your pipeline emails and talking to your instructors about tutorial support such as NetTutor.
We are working with faculty and staff to make sure that online instructional materials are accessible. Please be patient with faculty and us as we help with this process. There are hundreds of classes and it takes time to help you and your instructors with accessibility questions.
If you are having difficulty accessing the online course content due to your assistive technology (screen reader, text to speech software, etc.), notify your instructor that you are having difficulty accessing a specific tool or document to see if they can provide an accessible version. Then consult with DSPS to assist you or help you work with your instructor.
If you are approved for alternate media, audio books, e-text, or other formats., and need additional support, please contact our alternate media specialist, Lyn Paulos. You may email Lyn at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call Lyn at 805-270-5776.
Email requests are preferred. Please submit your summer session requests for alternate media as soon as possible.
Chromebook accessibility extensions:
Google chrome store has a Kurzweil "Read the Web," a text to speech option
Google chrome store has Natural Reader, a text to speech option
Canvas has an embedded "text to speech tool" named "Read Speaker " to read canvas pages.