Welcome to the Disability Resource Center
Welcome New Mustangs!
For information on how to receive disability-related accommodations or services, please visit How to Request DRC Services.
The Disability Resource Center will be at the following Open House Events on Friday, April 7, 2017:
8 AM - 1 PM: Resource Faire, University Union (UU) Plaza
The Resource Faire showcases a large variety of campus programs and resources that are relevant to incoming students and their supporters. The DRC staff will be hosting a booth, and we look forward to meeting you!
3 PM - 4 PM: Disability Resource Center Student Speaker Panel, UU 220
Please join the Disability Resource Center as some of our students share their personal stories, tips and "words of wisdom" for transitioning and excelling in college with a disability. Connect with current DRC students and staff as they share their strategies for success.
7:30 -10 PM: Coffee House, Chumash Auditorium in the UU
Come join us for a relaxing evening of coffee and treats while getting to know more about the DRC and other great campus resources!
For information about parking locations and shuttle stops for persons with mobility impairments, please visit the Open House webpage.
Please visit the Mobility Equipment Rentals webpage for information about local organizations and companies that loan or rent wheelchairs.
Cal Poly encourages inclusivity in all its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, including (but not limited to) physical access or Deaf/Hard of Hearing services, or adapted materials, please call: 805-756-2400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your visit.
Leader in Workplace Diversity
Cal Poly will be recognized in March as one of the “Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs in 2017." For more information, visit the Student Affairs website.
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.
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)