What is the Disability Resource Center?
Foothill College has a long-standing commitment to excellence and
accessibility of education for all students. The DRC offers academic
support for students with disabilities. The program promotes student
independence and works to make campus classes, facilities and services
accessible through specialized classes, reasonable accommodation and
advocacy and disability awareness activities.
Who can participate?
A student with a disability is a person enrolled
at the college who has a verified impairment which limits one or more
major life activities and which imposes an educational limitation. This
occurs when the limitation prevents the student from fully benefiting
from classes, activities, or services offered by the college to non
disabled students, without specific additional support services or instruction.
In order to be eligible for services or specialized instruction, a
student with a disability must have an impairment which is verified by
a physician or other appropriate professional. Documentation must be
on file in the DRC office before services can begin.
If you wish to apply for services at DRC, please visit the New Students page.
What programs are offered?
- Services for Students with Learning Disabilities: Foothill provides
services for students with verified learning disabilities. If you suspect
that you have a learning disability, you can consult a Foothill College
learning disability specialist to determine if a comprehensive learning
disability assessment is needed. When a learning disability is verified,
special ongoing services such as academic and vocational counseling,
early registration, note-taking and extended time for examinations are
available. Classes offered include study skills, compensatory techniques
and writing skills. To schedule a consultation, call (650) 949 7017.
- Computer Access Center: Instruction and
support in the use of adaptive computer technology for students with disabilities.
- Transition to Work: A one year vocational
readiness program designed for students with disabilities who can function
independently on a college campus but ho do not have the ability to succeed
in the regular college academic program.
- Deaf Services: Support services for the deaf
and hard of hearing students.
Who is served?
Any student who has a verifiable disability and can benefit from college instruction. For example:
- Acquired Brain Injured
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Blind/Visually Impaired
- Deaf/Hearing Impaired
- Developmentally Delayed
- Health Impaired
- Learning Disabled
- Mobility Impaired (Orthopedic)
- Post Stroke
- Psychological disability
What adaptive equipment is available to students?
- Adaptive computer technology (including voice activated and speech output)
- Assistive listening devices
- Kurweil personal reader
- Large print software
- Print enlargers (CCTV)
- Raised-line drawing kit
- Talking calculators
What supportive services are available?
- Alternate Path
for Requesting Accommodation for a Disability
- Computer access
- Information/referral services
- On campus orientation and mobility training for visually impaired students
- Priority registration assistance
- Remote captioning
- Shuttle (on-campus)
- Sign language interpreters
- Test proctoring/testing Accommodations
How do I get more information?
General Information: (650) 949-7017
Fax: (650) 917-1064
Main: (650) 949-7017
Disability Resource Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Foothill College is accessible by public transportation. For route
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
(408) 321-2300 or (800) 894-9908
TDD for hearing impaired: (408) 321-2330