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Disabled Student Programs & Services

The Orange Coast College Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) was established in 1975 to serve students with documented and/or observable disabilities. OCC's DSPS program provides support services and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can have full and equitable access to the community college experience.


Our Charge

​Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Orange Coast College (OCC) Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) will take all necessary steps to ensure that no OCC student with a verified disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in an education program because of the absence of auxiliary aids or academic accommodations. Participation in the OCC DSPS is completely voluntary. We encourage students with documented disabilities to participate to enable equal access to instructional and support programs on campus.


Mission

Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) cultivate an accessible and inclusive community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. Qualified DSPS professionals demonstrate sensitivity to student needs, promote student success through equal access, and facilitate student learning through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.


Vision

A universally accessible campus where programs, services and environments are usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for accommodations or adjustments.



 Programs & Services: 

  • Academic, Vocational,and Disability management counseling
  • Accommodation Coordination (i.e., ASL interpreting, note taking assistance, etc)
  • Priority Registration
  • Test Proctoring Services
  • Learning Center – Basic skills support classes
  • Alternate Media Access Program (Assistive Technology)
  • High-Tech Center
  • Adapted Kinesiology program
  • Learning Disability Diagnostic Assessment



COVID-19 Updates


Dear DSPS students,


Orange Coast College campus is currently closed and is operating remotely through the Fall 2020 semester at this time.


DSPS operations including answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, DSPS Testing and the Learning Center are resuming remotely. All counseling appointments and the learning center are offered in a remote (online and/or phone) format.

 
Students, please review your Accommodation Letter and contact your DSPS Counselor if there are any accommodations you would like to review as a result of moving to an online format.


To request accommodations please go to our Accommodations Request page.

 
Online/Remote Accommodations:


Sincerely,
OCC DSPS Team







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DSPS OFFICE

(714) 432-5807
occdisabledstudents@occ.cccd.edu


CAMPUS LOCATION

Special Services Building (10)


OFFICE HOURS

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday