Welcome to the Disability Resource Center
Main Office: 8:00am - 4:30pm | (805)756-1395
Accommodated Testing: Mon - Thurs, 8:00am - 10:00pm, FrI, 8:00am - 7:00pm | (805)756-6087
Transportation Service: 7:45am - 7:00pm | (805)756-6184
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) cultivates an accessible and inclusive community where students with permanent and temporary disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of campus life. We facilitate student learning and access through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
President Armstrong's Message about Accessibility
Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong recorded this short video message for Cal Poly's celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which was held on Thursday, May 19th, 2016. The video includes English subtitles:
29th Annual DRC Honorarium Scholarship Award: 2016-17
Each year, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) distributes Honorarium scholarships of varying amounts to qualified students with disabilities. To be considered for an award, a student must have a disability, as determined by the DRC, be currently enrolled at Cal Poly as a CENG major, and graduate after April 1st, 2017. Former applicants and award recipients are welcome to apply.
Honorarium awardees are selected based on the impact of their disabilities, level of financial need, and other considerations, such as academic performance, community contributions, campus involvement, and volunteer/work experience.
This year, awards will be available in amounts of $500 to $1,500, thanks to the generous contributions of the Boeing Company and Southern California Edison.
To apply, please carefully complete the online application by March 14th, 2017 (late applications will not be accepted).
If you have questions, contact the DRC at (805) 756-1395.
File Your FAFSA
NOTE: You are also encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if you have not done so already. Visit Cal Poly's Financial Aid website for more information.
Free Alt Media Self-Service
Thanks to the generosity of Kennedy Library, all Cal Poly campus members can now use a free self-service, alternate media solution called SensusAccess. This service automatically converts files into a range of alternate media including audio books (e.g., mp3), e-books (e.g., EPUB3, Mobi) and digital Braille. It also converts inaccessible files, such as image-only PDFs, into more accessible ones. Select Convert a file to use SensusAccess.
Please note that SensusAccess is a supplement to the DRC Alt Media Services, not a replacement for it.
Scholarships and Grants Now Available!
Cal Poly Financial Aid: Scholarship Bulletin Board
By clicking on the link below, you will be able to view a list of scholarship opportunities the Financial Aid office received from outside organizations. This list is updated weekly and includes those scholarship opportunities with due dates within the next 4-6 weeks. We recommend checking the list regularly throughout the year as the scholarship listings will change.
Please check out the Mobility Equipment Rentals page for information about local organizations and companies that loan or rent wheelchairs.
Quick Links / Info for New & Returning Students
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)