Orientation Disability Accommodations

Accommodations for Students

Students attending a Sparta Camp Session who need sign language interpreters or other accommodations should contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at 408-924-6000 as soon as possible or at least two weeks prior to attending your session. Please note that this event is wheelchair accessible; however, wheelchairs are not provided by San José State University.

If you would like to speak with an Orientation Professional Staff member prior to your Sparta Camp session, please feel free to contact us at 408-924-5972 or via email at        frosh-orientation@sjsu.edu.

Academic Advising

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Accessible Education Center (AEC), formerly the Disability Resource Center, at 408-924-6000 (Voice) or 408-924-5990 (TTY) to schedule an academic advising appointment. AEC's academic advising program reflects the University's advising practices; however, AEC's Academic Advising Coordinator also considers disability-related factors when making course scheduling and selection recommendations.

It is preferable to meet with the AEC's Academic Advisor prior to attending your specific Orientation Session. For more information about the AEC or to learn about AEC's student registration process, visit the Accessibility Education Center.

Documentation

Information about what constitutes appropriate disability documentation within the postsecondary setting is available on AEC’s website under Guidelines for Disability Documentation. Once you have determined your documentation needs, print the appropriate verification form (i.e Learning Disability, Medical Disability, Ophthalmological, and Psychological Disability) to be completed by your treating professional. Documentation can be presented to the AEC through one of the following methods:

  • Confidential Fax: 408-924-5999
  • In person: The AEC is located in the Administration Building, room 110.
  • Mail: Accessible Education Center, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0168.

Students are responsible for making an appointment with an AEC counselor to discuss EPT and/or ELM accommodations. AEC recommends submitting documentation prior to your scheduled appointment as this will allow the counselor time to review the information and prepare