2018-2019 Catalog

Student DisAbility Resource Center

WH 180

(310) 243-3660

The purpose of the Student disAbility Resource Center program is to make all of the University’s educational, cultural, social and physical facilities and programs available to students with disabilities. Students with verified disabilities, which are permanent or temporary are eligible for a variety of support services from the Student disAbility Resource Center. Information regarding academic accommodations and services available to students with disabilities may be obtained from the director of the Student disAbility Resource Center, 1000 E. Victoria St. Carson, CA 90747. (310) 243-3660 (voice) or (310) 243-2028 (TDD). Access to campus, classroom and facilities are highly accessible. Disabled parking is available close to buildings.

  • Admission Assistance: Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the office before applying for admission to obtain general information, assistance with reading and/or filling out forms, and to discuss special needs.
  • Assistive Technology: Students will have access to assistive technological devices such as Dragon, Kurzweil, ZoomText, electronic books, etc.
  • Academic Accommodations: Accommodations such as extra time on examinations, alternate site, use of tape recorder and note taker are some of our most common accommodations requested by our students. This is not a definitive list of accommodations. The purpose of accommodations are to help “level the playing field” and is not intended to give unfair advantage to students.
  • Diagnostic Assessment Services and Support: Diagnostic assessment of specific learning disabilities and the provision of the appropriate support services are available to qualified students. Support services may include use of assistive technology, course substitution, use of auxiliary services (including tutoring) and disability management advising.
  • CSUDH Parking Fee Waiver: Students who have a DMV disability placecard and provide proof of low-income are qualified for a permit waiver for disability parking.
  • Disability Management Advising: Advising is available to the student who wishes to explore increasing independence, improving communication with faculty, and support through counseling. In addition to individual consultation, students may receive guidance on time management and academic support.
  • Housing: On-campus student apartments have 18 wheelchair accessible units, which have lowered kitchen counters, roll-in showers and other features.
  • Information and Referral: The office provides general information and assistance in problem solving. Students routinely encounter difficulties not necessarily related to disability, and the office maintains close relationships with offices on and off campus that can provide special services, including personal and career counseling, job seeking skills training, financial aid and more.

In summary, the Student disAbility Resource Center is committed to the student with a disability and to the student's right to an equal educational experience. The major focus is on the individual needs of the student. The goal is for the student with a disability to utilize the services provided to maximize independence and full integration into university life. The program serves as a centralized source of information for students with disabilities in the enhancement of their academic, career and personal development.