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Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP)

(408) 741-2010

https://www.westvalley.edu/services/desp/

Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) facilitates the success of students with disabilities in classes and programs. A variety of services and educational assistance courses are provided in an effort to equalize educational opportunities for students as they move toward their educational or vocational goals. Course offerings are listed under Disability and Educational Support Program, Kinesiology and Continuing Education in this catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of the DESP new student intake:

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to request approved accommodations.

Support Services

Support services are based on the educational limitations of the disability and determined through an interactive process.

  • Interpreters / RealTime Captioning
  • Counseling
  • Notetakers
  • Alternate media / e-text
  • Specialized equipment
  • Readers
  • Registration priority
  • Mobility assistance
  • Braille transcription
  • Test-taking assistance

Counseling Services

Specialized counseling is available to assist students with the college application and registration process and to provide academic, career and disability-related counseling to aid student success.

Learning Disability Services

Assessment of learning difficulties and courses for students with learning disabilities are offered.

Adapted Physical Education

Physical education courses designed for students with disabilities are listed under Kinesiology and Non-credit in this catalog.

Assistive Technology Services

Assistive technology and evaluation and training in the use of computer technology are available.

Last Updated 10/13/22