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Disability Awareness Month


April is Disability Awareness Month. Do you know about the services and resources available to available to SSU students, staff and faculty at SSU? Disability Services for Students Disability Services for Students (DSS) is the campus office designated to work with Sonoma State University students with disabilities, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. DSS provides a wide array of support services and accommodations, based on the functional limitations associated with one’s disability, to remove barriers in order to provide full participation in the educational environment. DDS services include:

  • Alternative media  - converting course materials into various formats to provide equal access to educational materials
  • Dietary Accommodation requests
  • Disability Management Advising
  • Interpreting Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Note-taking

Find out more at http://www.sonoma.edu/dss/. The Library We work with vendors to provide eresources that are accessible, whenever possible.  The Library subscribes to more than 100 different databases, including 30,000 or so e-journals, and 25,000 ebooks. Most can be used with screen readers, can be magnified, include alternate text for images, and captioned video. Media materials, such as DVDs, are purchased with closed captions whenever available.  Braille maps of the the library are available for borrowing. Need help with printing or photocopying?  Just stop by the Information/Check-Out Desk.  Assistive Technology The Library has 5 workstations with the following assistive technology hardware and software:

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking (Speech Recognition Software)
  • Kurzweil 3000 (Text-to-Speech Software)
  • JAWS (Screen Reader Software)
  • Zoomtext (Screen Magnification Software)
  • Height-Adjustable Tables
  • Document Scanners
  • Large Monitors

As Tech Lab -  Located in Schulz 1058C (inside the 24-hour lab).  The As Tech lab  is equipped with adaptive software and is supported by  Disability Services for Students (DSS). Learning Center The Learning Center is a multi-purpose center providing a variety of academic support services for SSU students, including tutorial services as well as specialized programs for first generation, low-income, or disabled students. Find out more at  http://www.sonoma.edu/lss/ Writing Center The SSU Writing Center  helps SSU students, faculty, and staff members  become better writers and produce better written documents. The Writing Center works one-on-one with individual writers and in small groups to help clients develop their writing skills, and dispense information about good writing and how to write well. Find out more at  http://www.sonoma.edu/writingcenter/