Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Building 5, Room 303
Phone: (650) 306-3259
TDD: (650) 306-3161
Web: canadacollege.edu/disabilityresourcecenter

Cañada College provides students with documented disabilities academic support and reasonable accommodations as defined by state and Federal law through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Services are provided to students with a wide range of disabilities and are determined on the basis of supporting medical, psychological or learning disability documentation. Certain requirements regarding disability documentation are necessary, so it is important for students seeking disability services to check with the DRC to ensure that they meet eligibility criteria. DRC services include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration advising and priority registration
  • Adaptive technology and software
  • Test taking accommodations such as extended time
  • Disability information and advocacy
  • Temporary disabled parking permits
  • Sign language interpreters, Braille format, scribes, note takers
  • On and off campus referrals to other services or agencies
  • Goal setting and self-advocacy assistance
  • Learning Disability Assessment

The Alternate Media Center (AMC) is part of the Disability Resource Center at Cañada College. It produces instructional materials (textbooks, course materials, exams, class schedules) in alternate format for students with disabilities and teaches students with documented needs to use assistive technology resources such as:

  • Kurzweill 3000 – scanning/reading software
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking – voice recognition system
  • ZoomText – screen magnification software
  • JAWS – screen reader for windows

In order to access and use the Alternate Media Center, students with disabilities must have basic computer skills and meet eligibility requirements of the Disability Resource Center. For additional information, contact the AMC at 650.306.3170 (V) or 650.306.3161 (TDD/TTY).