OUR SERVICES ASSURE ACCESS: accommodations are determined individually for each student through an interactive process and based on functional limitations.

Assistive Listening device - Hear the lecture with sound amplification
Back supports - Sit in comfort with portable ergonomic supports

Braille - Use the access of Brailled books and hand-outs
E text - Use a screen reader to listen to electronic versions of course material
Enlarged print - See more accurately with large print text
Audio books - Improve your reading efficiency and comprehension

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Voice recognition - Watch text appear on the screen when you speak into a microphone
Speech output - Scan your text and listen to the computer read aloud
Screen enlargers - Use software to enlarge print and images

Sign Language Interpreters
Transcribers - Receive class notes and copies from the board
Captioners - Convert spoken word into  printed format displayed on a screen
Audio description - Narration of visual information

Assistive technology lab - Learn strategies that support your college classes
Counselors - Discuss your disability-related classroom needs
DSPS classes - Develop strategies that improve your studies

Extended time - Proctored college tests with extra time
Audio description - Visual materials described in class

New Testing Procedures

The process for utilizing DSPS testing services is as follows:

Campus test proctoring

1. Student picks up a DSPS test authorization form from the DSPS Testing Services office.

2. Student meets with the instructor to arrange date(s)/time(s) for the test/quiz to be proctored in DSPS:

 Instructor signs the form, which indicates there is an agreement when the test(s)/quiz(s) will be proctored in DSPS. One form may be used for multiple dates if there is a set test schedule for the class.

Please be sure to notify the DSPS Testing Services office of any changes to this schedule.

Tests/quizzes will be proctored by DSPS staff on SLO campus M-Th 8:30am-4:00pm, F 8:30-3:00pm and on NCC M-Th 8:00am-4:30pm.

 Tests/quizzes will be administered according to authorized supplemental testing materials initialed on the test form by the instructor and the extended time/other accommodations authorized by DSPS.

 The instructor retains the gold copy of the signed test authorization form.

3. Student returns the completed/signed form to the DSPS Testing Services office, and DSPS schedules the student accordingly. Test forms should be submitted by the student one week in advance of each test, unless one form is used for multiple dates.

4. Instructor sends the test/quiz to the DSPS testing office at least one day in advance of scheduled test date:

 Tests/quizzes can be e-mailed to

alttest@cuesta.edu or hand delivered to the DSPS testing services office – SLO Campus Room 3333, NCC Room N3121.

 Please contact the DSPS Testing Services office for alternate test delivery arrangements.

5. Completed tests/quizzes may be collected the following ways:

 DSPS will return tests in a blue DSPS test envelope to the faculty mailbox on SLO campus by 5pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 All NCC tests will be delivered M-Th to faculty mailboxes.

 Instructor or department assistant may pick up tests/quizzes from the SLO DSPS Testing Services office, M-TH 9:00am-5:00pm and F 9:00am-4:00pm.

Additionally, the DSPS testing areas have a multi-camera video surveillance system. This system and the outlined procedures are in place to ensure a high level of confidentiality and security for students taking tests in the DSPS testing office.

Distance Learning testing accommodations

1. For courses conducted entirely online:

 The student may e-mail the DSPS Testing Services office

and instructor about the testing accommodation request and/or use the test authorization form.

 The DSPS Testing Services office will e-mail confirmation of the authorization of the testing accommodations to the instructor.

 If assistance is needed in setting up the testing accommodation in Moodle, please contact the DSPS Testing Services office.

2. For hybrid courses (testing done on campus):

 The same procedure for DSPS campus test proctoring applies.

The DSPS staff is available to answer questions or address concerns about these processes:

 SLO Campus 546-3100 x.2485

 NCC 591-6215

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation!