CI Disability Resource Program (DRP) looks forward to providing you resources and disability related accommodations to assist with your educational goals and student success. DRP determines services on a case by case basis by using a variety of methods including: documentation from a licensed professional, student’s self-report, evident of disability and an interactive process between DRP and student.

Overview of Accommodations

Alternative testing

    • Students approved for this accommodation will have the option to take their quizzes, exams, mid-terms and finals with specific testing arrangements which may include extra time, a reader, a private room, a scribe, breaks, use of a computer, enlarged print, etc.

Accessible furniture

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be provided specific classroom furniture to support their disability-related need and may include a separate desk and chair, adjustable desk, etc.).

Preferential seating

    • Students approved for this accommodation will work with DRP and faculty to select a seat location within the classroom that supports their disability-related need.

Note taking

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to request a note taker in their courses. Note taking services can be obtained in two ways: 1) the student requesting the accommodation can ask another student enrolled in the same class if they would act as a note taker for them; or 2) the student requesting the accommodation could request a note taker through DRP Online Services.  Not all courses are appropriate to seek note taking, and is dependent on the course/lab format(s) or environment.

Alternative media

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to request their textbooks in an accessible format which may include an accessible PDF and Word document, and access to Kurzweil 3000.
      • Electronic text conversion (e-text)
      • Large print conversion
      • Braille translation software
      • Braille embosser
      • Audio conversion
      • Alternative exam format
      • Student computer lab
      • CCTV
      • Screen reading software

Recording of lectures

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to audio record their class lectures.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to request interpreter services in classroom settings, as well as campus events.

Real Time Captioning (CART)

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to request captioning services (on-site or remote based on availability) in classroom settings, as well as campus events.

Priority Registration

    • Students approved for this accommodation will be able to receive early registration for classes.

*Please note: Each student’s accommodations are determined and approved on an individual basis and may include accommodations not listed above.

Additional DRP Resources

Promoting Independence and Educational Resources (PIER)

  • DRP is pleased to inform you about our Promoting Independence and Educational Resources (PIER) Program. The PIER program aims to provide first time freshmen and transfer students a smooth transition to CI. DRP wants to ensure that incoming students feel connected and supported by peer mentors who are available to share their knowledge and experience as college students of CI. Mentors focus on welcoming, supporting, and encouraging incoming students as they navigate through a new university. See our PIER flyer(PDF, 387KB) for more information.
  • If you would like to participate in the PIER program, please complete a PIER Application(PDF, 264KB) and email to pierdrp@csuci.edu. Please know, availability in the PIER program is limited and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For more information please contact us at 805- 437-3331, email pierdrp@csuci.edu, or visit the Educational Access Center located in Bell Tower 1541.