Disability Accommodations & Support Services (DASS) recognizes that accessibility is a shared responsibility of all campus community members. Our common goal with faculty and staff is to provide equitable access to all educational programs as well as CI events and activities. DASS works collaboratively with faculty and staff to ensure an accessible and inclusive educational experience for students with disabilities.

DASS provides the following services to faculty and staff:

  • Orientation of services
  • Individual consultation (classroom accessibility, program and event accommodations, student concerns, * Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended and University compliance)
  • Departmental trainings

Course Syllabus Statement

A disability statement on the course syllabus will inform students with disabilities of the established process for accessing reasonable accommodations for your course.
Disability Accommodations & Support Services (DASS) encourages faculty members to place the following in your course syllabus:

Disability Statement: If you are a student with a disability requesting reasonable accommodations in this course, please visit Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) located on the second floor of Arroyo Hall, or call 805-437-3331. All requests for reasonable accommodations require registration with DASS in advance of need. You can apply for DASS services online. Faculty, students and DASS will work together regarding classroom accommodations. You are encouraged to discuss approved accommodations with your faculty.

Attendance Policy Statement
If you include an attendance policy in your course syllabus, we strongly encouraged faculty to add the following language:

“For extenuating circumstances related to a medical condition or disability for which you may require reasonable accommodation, please refer to the Disability Statement".

Campus Resources

Faculty and Staff with Disabilities

Faculty and staff in need of disability accommodations will work together with their supervisor and Human Resources for all disability-related accommodations. For further information please contact Human Resources, Lindero Hall, 2801 or phone 805-437-8490.

Accessibility Online Resources

There are several things you can do to ensure that your instructional materials and documents are accessible. To help you accomplish this, we have provided information and links to workshops and trainings on how to check for accessibility in your course and how to create accessible documents.

Training and Workshops

Other resources

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