Disabled Students Programs and Services at College of the Desert is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to a community college education. Through the utilization of specialized instructional programs and disability related services, DSPS encourages and fosters independence and assists students in attaining their educational and vocational goals.
DSPS currently serves approximately 800 students each year with disabilities at College of the Desert, assisting them to achieve their educational goals by providing the services and programs needed to participate in the college classroom.
Disabilities may include, but are not limited to:
Acquired Brain Injury
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Blind and Low Vision
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Mental Health Disabilities
Other Health Conditions and Disabilities which limit the student’s ability to access the educational process
Accommodations and support services may include, but are not limited to:
Adaptive Equipment and Resources
Adapted Physical Activity Classes
Assistive Technology Lab
Communication Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Disability-related Supplemental Tutoring
Note Taking Services
Accommodations are determined based on the educational limitations of the documented disability.
Please see our Services page for more detailed information.
We will make every effort in our interactions with faculty and staff at College of the Desert to ensure that you receive the very best support in your educational experience. However, as a student with a disability, if you have cause to believe that you have been denied access to appropriate academic accommodations, you should contact the ADA 504 Coordinator who can be reached in the Office of Human Resources at College of the Desert, or by phone at (760) 773-2529.