Santa Clara University


Disabilities Resources

  • iconSummer Office Hours

    June 16, 2014 - August 29, 2014
    9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
    Please contact us by emailing if you are unable to come by during those hours.

  • iconDisabilities Resources Orientation

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    @ Benson Memorial Center, California Mission Room

    This is a mandatory orientation for all incoming undergraduates and graduate students (not law students) registered with Disabilities Resources. Parents are welcome to attend as well.

    At this meeting students will learn how to access their approved accommodations and more about the resources here at SCU to support their academic careers here at SCU.

  • iconDisabilities Resources Online Services

    New to Disabilities Resources at SCU?
    Click here to register for DR Online Services

    Students already registered with DR Online Services
    Click here to log in to DR Online Services

    Sign Up to be a Note Taker:
    Click here to sign up

    Law Student Step by Step Instructions
    Click here for instructions to access your academic accommodations

    DR Online Services Tutorials:
    Click here to view tutorial videos

  • iconResource Videos for Students

    In this video, learn how students introduce themselves to their professors and work with them to manage their accommodations.

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  • In this video, members of SCU faculty offer important tips for managing your academic accommodations.

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  • iconAbout Disabilities Resources

    The Office of Disabilities Resources has been designated by the University to ensure access for all students with disabilities to all academic programs and University resources. Types of disabilities include medical, physical, psychological, attention-deficit, and learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided to minimize the effects of a student’s disability and to maximize the potential for success.

    Our goal is to support the college student with a disability to participate fully in campus life, its programs and activities. We emphasize growth and individual achievement. We address this goal through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.

  • iconServices by Disabilities Resources

    In order to obtain services from Disabilities Resources, a student must register with Disabilities Resources and submit appropriate documentation of his or her disability from a qualified professional (e.g., a psychiatrist, psychologist, or physician). Santa Clara University does not provide assessment for documenting most disabilities. Disabilities Resources can provide referrals to qualified professionals for some disabilities.

    Examples of possible accommodations are:

    • Accessible classrooms
    • Extended time for exams
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
    • Note Takers
    • Sign Language Interpreter
    • Alternate Format Books

    Any request by the student for a specific accommodation, must be reflected in the documentation written by the professional.

    Other services provided:

    • Resource information on disability issues
    • Workshops on self-advocacy skills
    • Resource information regarding employment for students with disabilities