Welcome to the Disability Resource Center
Main Office: 8:00am - 4:30pm | (805)756-1395
Accommodated Testing: Mon - Thurs, 8:00am - 10:00pm, FrI, 8:00am - 7:00pm | (805)756-6087
Transportation Service: 7:45am - 7:00pm | (805)756-6184
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. We facilitate student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
Coming Soon! Sins Invalid - An Unshamed Claim to Beauty
Thursday, November 10th:
Film Screening & Discussion with Director Patricia Berne - 6:00-7:30 PM @ The PAC Pavilion
Please join us for a film screening and skype discussion with Sins Invalid Director, Patricia Berne and one of the Sins Invalid performers. Sins Invalid is a documentary about a performance project that celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer / gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body. Sins Invalid is an entryway into the taboo topic of sexuality and disability, manifesting a new paradigm – disability justice. About Patricia: Patricia Berne is the Director of the film and is a Co-Founder of the Sins Invalid performance project. A first time filmmaker, Berne's experiences as a Japanese-Haitian queer disabled woman provides grounding for her work creating “liberated zones” for marginalized voices.
*Come early to learn more about resources across campus. Light refreshments will be served.
**If you are interested in sending students to this event for a class, Sins Invalid offers introductory readings and a study guide for use. Please contact Appy Frykenberg, Pride Center Lead Coordinator, for more information.
Friday, November 11th:
Sins Invalid will be hosting 2 workshops on Friday, Nov 11th starting at 10:30 am. From folks curious to learn more, to those deeply invested in social justice - this series provides something for everyone! Each workshop offers a framework for better understanding the experiences of disabled people, and creating more inclusion on campus and in our greater communities, with increasing depth of engagement throughout the day. Space is limited. Please RSVP for one or both workshops today!
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in Classroom E3, BLD 52
12:00 – 1:00 PM @ The Center for Service in Action
All are welcome. When you RSVP to the workshops, please indicate your interest in joining us for lunch so that we can get a sense of the numbers.
DISABILITY JUSTICE 101
1:00 – 4:00 PM in Classroom E3, BLD 52
For more information about this project and other upcoming events, take a look at the Pride Center Services and Events page.
President Armstrong's Message about Accessibility
Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong recorded this short video message for Cal Poly's celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which was held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. The video includes English subtitles:
Free Alt Media Self-Service
Thanks to the generosity of Kennedy Library, all Cal Poly campus members can now use a free self-service, alternate media solution called SensusAccess. This service automatically converts files into a range of alternate media including audio books (e.g., mp3), e-books (e.g., EPUB3, Mobi) and digital Braille. It also converts inaccessible files, such as image-only PDFs, into more accessible ones. Select Convert a file to use SensusAccess.
Please note that SensusAccess is a supplement to the DRC Alt Media Services, not a replacement for it.
Scholarships and Grants Now Available!
Cal Poly Financial Aid: Scholarship Bulletin Board
By clicking on the link below, you will be able to view a list of scholarship opportunities the Financial Aid office received from outside organizations. This list is updated weekly and includes those scholarship opportunities with due dates within the next 4-6 weeks. We recommend checking the list regularly throughout the year as the scholarship listings will change.
Please check out the Mobility Equipment Rentals page for information about local organizations and companies that loan or rent wheelchairs.
Quick Links / Info for New & Returning Students
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)