Welcome to the Disability Resource Center
Welcome New Mustangs!
For information on how to receive disability-related accommodations or services, please visit How to Request DRC Services.
NEW DRC Online Portal!
The DRC has launched a new and improved online portal for students to use when requesting and managing their accommodations (watch the DRC Online Portal "movie trailer"). Students can access their new portal by adding the brand-new Student Accommodations link to their My Apps menu on the left-hand side of the Cal Poly portal page. For more information about the new DRC online portal and how to use it, please visit DRC Online Portal Info.
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:
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
- Request Information or Services
- Student FAQs
- Should I Be Tested for a Learning Disability?
- Temporary Disability
- Meet the DRC Staff/Contact Us
- Disability Management
- Access Allies (Peer Mentor Program)
Website Accessibility Statement
The DRC is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible and usable to everyone, including people with disabilities. Therefore, the DRC has designed its website to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, which explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. If you are unable to access any content on this website, please contact Rita Gonzalez (email@example.com) or John Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve access to our website.
Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)