College of the Siskiyous

DSPS Student Handbook

High Tech Center, Adaptive Technology & Educational Equipment

DSPS provides adaptive educational equipment to assist disabled students in compensating for functional limitations imposed by their disabilities. For example, Zoom Text is an adaptive program available to assist visually impaired students who need to read printed materials in an enlarged format. Another example is Dragon Dictate, a voice-activated word processing program designed for individuals with disabilities that impact keyboarding abilities. Digital recorders may be available for loan to students for note-taking and reader purposes. Hearing Helpers and Closed Captioning may be available for those with hearing loss for classroom lectures.

Student Responsibilities

  1. The student completes appropriate paperwork for Equipment Loan.
  2. The student uses adaptive equipment only after receiving formal instruction in its use.
  3. The student adheres to schedules for using equipment as established by DSPS staff. Loaned equipment must be returned at the date and time established at the time of the loan.
  4. The student must carefully maintain equipment by following instructions for its use and protecting it from damage.
  5. Students will be responsible to replace damaged or lost equipment that has been checked out to them. A financial hold will be placed on student transcripts until the equipment is returned, replaced or paid for.