Disabled Students Programs and Services


The Ohlone College Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) is designed to open the doors to educational and occupational opportunities for students with disabilities.

Our primary purpose is to provide an opportunity for all individuals to gain maximum benefit from their educational experience. Ohlone College encourages students with physical, medical, or learning disabilities to participate within the limits of their disabilities in the same activities and courses as other students.

Specialized services and educational accommodations are provided to students with disabilities to help them achieve their educational and vocational goals. Services available include counseling; placement testing; priority registration; testing for learning disability services eligibility; college and mobility orientations.

Educational accommodations provided are based on individual students’ needs and include American Sign Language and oral interpreting, real time captioning, extended time for tests, note takers, amplification systems, e- text, an adaptive computer lab, and a variety of other alternate media.

DSPS maintains a close working relationship with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) through frequent contacts with students' DOR counselors and through the Workability III Program. WorkAbility III offers pre-employment classes,  vocational  awareness  classes, work  experience  opportunities,  a Job Club for direct job placement, and post-employment  follow  up for  clients  of DOR.

Students with disabilities are encouraged to use the resources of DSPS and should contact DSPS as soon as they decide to come to Ohlone so that services and accommodations can be arranged. Students must provide current documentation indicating the nature of the disability in order to receive services. The DSPS staff is happy to assist students toward success as Ohlone students, in their careers, and in community life.

Alternate Media

Ohlone College provides Alternate Media services to qualified students who need materials in alternative formats such as electronic text, audio, Braille, and large print. For additional information, College Alternate Media Specialist at (510) 659-7373 or Room 7225, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus.

Visit the Adaptive Technology Center at Room 7219 and 7220, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus - see floor map for Building 7 second floor (PDF).

DSPS Contact Information

Telephone, Email, Location


  • Fall 2016 (August 22 - December 22)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed

  • Spring 2017 (January 3 - May 19)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed

(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Instructor Handbook

Instructor Handbook, Interpreting and Accommodations Services.

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