ACCESS Info Booth
Planning for College Event
Math and English Support at the ATC
DHH Awards for Mentees
Disability Awareness Month: Mix & Mingle Masquerade Event
DSPS is ACCESS
Why did we change our name?
The change was mostly influenced by Mt. SAC!
- STUDENT survey results indicated they really like "student" and "access," they did not like the stigma and negative stereotypes that are associated with the word "disability." Students wanted our name to be more inclusive.
- PROFESSORS have repeatedly told us that when they have referred students to our program, students refused to come ask us for help because they do not want people to stigmatize and stereotype them.
- LANGUAGE in our field has evolved and we are updating our name to reflect the evolution by putting people before their disability.
- STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF overall wanted to eliminate the label that is associated with the word "disability."
The campus community has spoken and we have listened!
While our name has changed, our commitment to helping students achieve and maintain equal access to any facility, class, program, service or activity on our campus has not changed. Toward that end, we strive to integrate and collaborate with the campus community as a whole. Our commitment to you as campus employees has also remained the same. We will continue to be your resource for student accessibility needs.