Disability Services Center University of California, Irvine


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At UC Irvine, providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities is a campus-wide responsibility and commitment. The Disability Services Center supports the University's goal of promoting individual growth and development, civility, and diversity by providing disability-related programs and services.

The Disability Services center provides and coordinates support services and prorams that enable students with disabilities to maximize their educational potential. DSC serves as a resource for the entire University community, so that students with disabilities can freely and actively participate in all facets of University life.


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DSC provides services to students with documented permanent and temporary deisabilities. Services include reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and individualized support services based on your disability documentation, funtional limitations, and a collaborative assessment of needs.

It is your responsibility to arrange for certain services which are outside the scope of the Disability Services Center. These services include attendant care, mobility training, and sources of financial aid.

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General Services Include:
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  • Pre-admission and pre-enrollment planning
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Disability management counseling
  • Liaison to faculty
  • Notification to your professors that you have a disability (only upon your request)
  • Specialized individual or group orientation to campus
  • Advice on classroom accommodations
  • Assistance to faculty and staff to work effectively with students with disabilities
  • Tutoring referral
  • Assistive technology (e.g., computer equipment, tape recorders, etc.)
  • Liaison with the California Department of Rehabilitation
  • Maintenance of a loan library of resources including product catalogues and lists of organizations
  • Use of the Disability Services Center's Adaptive Technologies Lab and the adaptive technologies stations located in the UCI Libraries

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Specialized Services Include:
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  • Testing accommodations (e.g., extendend time, separate room)
  • Notetaking services
  • Readers
  • Scribes
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Real-time captioning services
  • Preferential seating in class
  • Assistance in receiving books on tape
  • Document conversion; books and other course materials in alternative formats (e.g., enlarged, Braille, cassette, computer media)
  • Priority housing
  • Accessible Parking

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Accessible parking spaces close to classrooms and offices are located throughout campus. Students with permanent or temporary disabilities may qualify to use disability parking spaces on campus. Students with temporary conditions may qualify to use disability spaces for a limited time period. Contact DSC to apply.


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Available fixed-route, wheelchair-accessible transportation includes the campus shuttle bus service, Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA) buses, and OCTA "Access" Service vans, which travel to most Orange County locations.


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The Disability Services Center offers use of adaptive equipment and supportive computer technology in its computer lab and at computer stations at other campus locations. It provides screen reading, screen magnification, learning assistance, and scan-and-read software for student use. Adaptive equipment, including a Romeo Brailler, scanners, ergonomic keyboard/mice, and adaptive furniture (e.g., adjustable height tables, ergonomic chairs) are also available.


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Students who experience any type of disability, including temporary disability, are eligible for support services. To qualify, you must supply documents to verify your disability and support your request for accommodation. Contact the Center to determine the type of documentation required.


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For more information about the disability services and accommodations UCI offers, or to make an appointment with a staff member at the Disabilities Services Center, please contact:

Disability Services Center
100 Disabilities Services Center
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-5130

Voice: 949-824-7494
Fax: 949-824-3083
TDD: 949-824-6272
email: dsc@uci.edu
Web: www.disability.uci.edu


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UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and provides equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, programs, and services in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws. Inquiries regarding the University's student-related non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 4500 Berkeley Place, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-1130; telephone (949) 824-5594.


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The information in this publication will be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities, upon request. Requests should be directed to the Disability Services Center, telephone (949) 824-7494; TDD (949) 824-6272. The campus and all buildings are accessible by wheelchair.