Disabilities Support Program (DSP)
The mission of the Disabilities Support Program (DSP) is to enable a diverse population of students with a broad spectrum of disabilities to participate in and access all aspects of the college community. The Disabilities Support Program is committed to accessibility for all students, and ensuring that EVC DSP students are fully integrated, productive and assertive participants in their own educational process.
You must be an EVC student and have a documented disability that results in educational limitations to be eligible for DSP services.
If you attend San Jose City College and you also attend, or plan on attending, Evergreen Valley College, please be aware that even though the two colleges are part of the same district, they are still separate colleges. This means two things if you want services through the Disabilities Support Program at Evergreen Valley College:
Services offered through the Disabilities Support Program comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended; Sections 504 and 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Title V of the California Code of Regulations.
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Evergreen Valley College is committed to creating a teaching and learning environment that facilitates equal access to educational and academic opportunities for all students.
1. Faculty are required by law* to provide approved reasonable accommodation per the student with disability's individualized Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP).
Faculty are required to provide a reasonable accommodation when the student has an educational limitation that affects their ability to acquire information or to demonstrate knowledge of the course material in a standard way due to a disability. Compliance does not require lowering or substantially modifying academic or program standards, or fundamentally altering the integrity of a program or course curriculum. Please consult with the Disabilities Support Program (DSP) office if you have questions or concerns about any approved accommodations per a student's academic accommodation plan.
EVC's qualified staff identify need for individualized accommodations and develop the Academic Accommodation Plan with accommodations to address the student's disability related barriers and allow equal access. Examples of approved academic accommodations may include, but are not limited to increased testing time, use of memory aides, sign language interpreters, notetakers etc.
2. Make Your Online Course Accessible
Your documents and presentations need to meet current accessibility standards. Online lectures and videos must be captioned. The
EVC Faculty & Staff page is a great resource to help faculty make their course accessible.
Other online accessibility training resources:
3. Maintain Student Confidentiality
Under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related laws affecting higher education and disability information, students have the right to confidentiality. Students have expressed fear of having their disability revealed to others. If their information is revealed to classmates or others without the student's permission, it is a violation of confidentiality laws and the trust that the student has in the instructor and the college. Exceptions: Mandated Reporters (required by law) - a student can be reported if the student is determined to be a danger to self or others, or when there is reasonable suspicion of child abuse or the abuse of a dependent adult.
4. Include an EVC accessibility statement in your Course syllabi and Canvas Courses (See sample statement below)
Any student that anticipates or experiences any barriers to learning in this course or has an approved accommodation plan through the Disabilities Support Program (DSP), is advised to connect with the instructor to discuss their needs. Students with disabilities anticipating or requiring reasonable accommodations due to a physical, learning or mental health disability, or other medical conditions should contact the DSP to develop an Academic Accommodation Plan. For additional information or to schedule an appointment call the Disabilities Support Program via phone at (408) 270-6447 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your efforts and wanting to be a supportive advocate on behalf of students, but we request that you please refer students to contact the Disabilities Support Program office directly to the extent possible so that they can learn to advocate for themselves and DSP staff can comprehensively evaluate and address their needs.
Feel free to consult our office if you have questions about accommodations, need intervention assistance, testing accommodations, or want to learn more about how disability laws are applicable to instruction.
DSP Office: Student Services Bldg. SC-120(408) email@example.com
Program Assistant/Main Contact:
Margaret FaumuiMargaret.Faumui@evc.eduPhone (408) 270-6447
David Micetich David.Micetich@evc.edu(408) 531-6142
Andrea Mena Andrea.Mena@evc.edu
Himani Tiwari Himani.Tiwari@evc.edu
Note: If we don’t
answer the phone during our office hours, please leave a message and we will
call you back as soon as possible. Or, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org