DSP

​​​​Disabilities Support Program (DSP)

Announcement

We are Working Remotely

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our efforts to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones, we have transitioned from in-person to online instruction and services as of Monday, March 16, 2020. EVC and the DSP have moved our operations to a virtual/remote format.  DSP staff are available during our business hours to respond to your inquiries, and we are answering our phone. So, please call or email us so that we can assist you.

Read here for more details and updates:
https://www.evc.edu/current-students

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Welcome to the EVC DSP. We provide support services and instructional programs for EVC students with disabilities. Our program promotes student independence, and ensures that campus classes, facilities, and services are accessible to EVC students with disabilities.

Mission

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.​

Eligibility:

You must be an EVC student and have a documented disability that results in educational limitations to be eligible for DSP services.

Process to Become Part of the DSP at Evergreen Valley College:

  1. Apply to Evergreen Valley College
  2. Contact the DSP at 408.270.6447 or evc.dsp@evc.edu
    1. You will be sent our DSP Intake Packet by email
  3. Fill out, save, and email back the DSP Intake Packet
                AND your disability documentation
  4. Make an appointment to meet with our DSP Counselor

Important Information – Please Read:

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:

  1. You must first apply to Evergreen Valley College
  2. You must go through the Process to Become Part of the DSP at Evergreen Valley College (see above)– even if you receive services through Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at San Jose City College

Supportive Services: Some of the supportive services we provide are:

    • Specialized Counseling Services
    • Classroom Support
    • Test-Taking Assistance
    • Priority Registration
    • American Sign Language Interpreters and Captioners
    • Tutoring
    • Alternate Media Formats

Special DSP​ Classes:

  • Individualized Instruction (II-210), DSP
    • A zero unit, zero credit lab
    • Offers one-on-one tutoring
    • Use of our specialized equipment, hardware, and software
    • Use of our computers
  • PED 22A – Adapted Cross Training
    • Individualized overall fitness program for students with disabilities
  • PED 56A – Adapted Strength Training
    • Individualized muscle strength and conditioning program for students with disabilities

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.

Interesting/Related Links

Assistive Technology

Attention Deficit Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder


Blind/Low Vision

Brain Injury

Communication Disabilities

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Independent Living

Intellectual Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Legal Information

Mental Illness

Organizations for Institutions of Higher Education Serving Students with Disabilities

National Voter Registration Act

Veterans

Faculty Resources

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:

  1. California Community Colleges Accessibility Center offers self paced Accessibility essentials micro courses.
  2. California Community Colleges Tech Connect
  3. Guidance on how to customize online test parameters : Instructions on allowing extra time on tests in Canvas.

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: evc.dsp@evc.edu


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. 

Law References:


​Contact

DSP Office:
Student Services Bldg.
SC-120
(408) 270-6447
evc.dsp@evc.edu

Program Assistant/Main Contact:

Margaret Faumui
Margaret.Faumui@evc.edu
Phone (408) 270-6447

Adaptive Media:

David Micetich
David.Micetich@evc.edu
(408) 531-6142

Assistive Services:

Debbie Collins
Debra.Collins@evc.edu
408-531-6139

DSP Coordinator:

Himani Tiwari  

Himani.Tiwari@evc.edu           

Office Hours

Remote Office Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8 am-5  pm
Friday: 8 am-3 pm

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 evc.dsp@evc.edu

 

 

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