Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)
We'll help you get over the hurdles
Students who have special needs because of physical, communication, or learning challenges are invited to email the DSPS program inquire about program eligibility and services which include:
- Assisting with Department of Rehabilitation. Sponsored support services (i.e. educational materials, books, and supplies)
- Classroom accommodations for students with physical challenges
- Diagnostic Assessment for Learning Disabilities Eligibility
- Learning Strategies /Study Skills classes
- Liaison with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (books on tape)
- Program Planning and Counseling
- Registration assistance
- Special accommodations for those with profound hearing loss/ visual impairments.
- Test proctoring and related accommodations
- Grievance for Faculty Refusal to Provide Approved Accommodation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please contact Michelle Hernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org), three (3) days prior to coming to campus to ensure interpreter availability.
- You must complete the DSPS Application
- Make sure you have verification of your disability
- Email email@example.com to request an intake appointment and attach both the DSPS application and verification of disability
- Online Learning Student Resources
- Online/Hybrid Learning
- Canvas Training
- Cranium Café Training
- Zoom Training
- Online Student Help Desk
Disabled Access Transportation & Parking
Disabled PARKING is available in most WLAC parking lots.
Disabled Access transportation may drop students off near the Culver City Bus stop in front of the Student Services Building - SSB (see map). Vehicles dropping off disabled students may pull to the gate on B Street. Push the button and request entrance. Exit the vehicle at the Access stop. Then the vehicle should use the turn-around to exit B Street.
The following are excerpts from a 2010 U.S. Department of Justice guide to ADA rules regarding Service Animals. View the document regarding Service Animals.
A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.
When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, the organization's staff may ask: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
Office Hours and Location
In-Person & Live Chat Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed
Location: Student Services Building (SSB) 320
Please use the ONLINE CHECK-IN before entering campus.