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.

DRC Application Forms

Contact DRC
Tel: (650) 949-7017
Email: adaptivelearningdrc@foothill.edu
Application Process

If you wish to apply for services at DRC, please visit the New Students page.

What programs are offered?
  1. 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.
  2. Computer Access Center: Instruction and support in the use of adaptive computer technology for students with disabilities.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  • Advocacy/liaison
  • Alternate Path for Requesting Accommodation for a Disability
  • Computer access
  • Counseling:
    • academic
    • personal
    • vocational
  • Information/referral services
  • Notetakers
  • On campus orientation and mobility training for visually impaired students
  • Priority registration assistance
  • Readers
  • Remote captioning
  • Scribes
  • Shuttle (on-campus)
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Test proctoring/testing Accommodations
How do I get more information?

General Information: (650) 949-7017
Fax: (650) 559-3670
Main: (650) 949-7017
Email: DRC@fhda.edu

Mailing Address:

Foothill College
Disability Resource Center
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599

Foothill College is accessible by public transportation. For route information contact:

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)
(408) 321-2300 or (800) 894-9908
TDD for hearing impaired: (408) 321-2330
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