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Disability Resource Center

More Alike Than Different


Gavilan College provides a variety of services through the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in an effort to equalize educational opportunities for students with verified disabilities as they move toward their educational or vocational goals. Services include:

Academic, Career, Personal Counseling
Academic Support Referrals and Coordination
Alternate Media
Educational Tutoring
High Tech Center with Assistive Computer Technology
Learning Skills Assessment
Liaison with Local, State, & Federal Agencies
Mobility Assistance
Note Takers
On-Campus Transportation
Referral Services
Registration Assistance / Priority Registration
Sign Language Interpreters, Captioners, Deaf Services
Specialized Adapted PE Equipment
Support Classes in Math, Reading, and Writing
Test Proctoring
Vocational Aptitude Testing
WorkAbility Job Training and Placement

Adaptive Equipment Checkout, such as:
-- Tables, Chairs
-- Tape Recorders, Daisy/MP3 Players
-- Amplification System
-- Clarity Classmate (video magnifier)

Alternate Media
Gavilan DRC specialists assist faculty, staff, and students with disabilities by providing access to alternative media formats to meet a variety of instructional needs. They can include, but are not limited to, Braille, large print, e-text, captioning, tactile graphics, accessible online courses and college web sites.

Services for Students with Acquired Brain Injuries (A.B.I.)
Gavilan's Disability Resource Center provides a variety of services for students with Acquired Brain Injuries.

Students with exceptional needs who, because of a verified disability, cannot fully benefit from the regular programs offered by the College without special supportive services and/or instruction.

Gavilan College is an accessible campus. Ramps provide access to upper and lower malls. Mobility assistance can be provided for students with physical limitations. Designated parking is provided for vehicles displaying a disability placard / parking permit.

The prevailing fees for registration and parking are applicable. Waivers may be available. Contact the DRC Office for financial aid or waiver information.

Students requiring special services or arrangements because of hearing, visual, or other disability should contact their instructor, counselor, advisor, or the DRC office at 408-848-4865 or TTY at 408-846-4924.

All college information or academic materials are available in alternate media upon request at (408) 848-4865.
For more DRC information, call 408-848-4865 or TTY at 408-846-4924.
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Last modified: February 1, 2016
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