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What is the DRC Online Portal?

The DRC online portal is a new web-based system where students can access and manage their accommodations and services. This online portal is powered by Accessible Information Management (AIM). Students can use the portal in the following ways:

  1. Complete the DRC's Online Student Application and upload relevant disability documentation.
  2. Send Faculty Notification Letters for each class.
  3. Request and manage accommodations such as alternative testing, alternative formats, note taking services, and communication access (Sign Language Interpreter or transcriber requests for Deaf or Hard of Hearing students).
  4. Sign up to be a note taker.

Where do I access the DRC Online Portal?

DRC students can access this online portal by doing the following:

Follow the steps below to add the Student Accommodations link to the My Apps menu on the left side of your Cal Poly portal page.

  1. Click on Edit Favorites, located below the My Apps menu.
  2. Select Student Accommodations by clicking the checkbox next to it
  3. Click the Save button.
  4. Student Accommodations will now appear as a link at the bottom of the My Apps menu (pictured below).

Log in to the Cal Poly portal, then choose Student Accommodations at the bottom of the My Apps menu. You will immediately be taken to the DRC online portal where you can request and manage your accommodations.

screenshot of Student Accommodations link at the bottom of the My Apps menu

How do I use the DRC Online Portal?

Listed below are video and PDF tutorials to get you started with the DRC online portal:

Requesting Accommodations:

Your first step each quarter is to request the accommodations that you want to use for each class. You will use the DRC online portal to request your accommodations. After you have selected your accommodations for your classes, the system will immediately send faculty notification letters to your instructors. The faculty notification letter will let your instructor know which accommodations (e.g., alternative testing, accessible e-text, note taking) you will be using in their class. The video and PDF links listed below provide step-by-step instructions on how to request accommodations for each class. 

· (Video) Requesting Accommodations

· (PDF) Requesting Accommodations

 

Alternative Testing:

After you have requested your accommodations for each class and your faculty notification letters have been sent out, you can begin making alternative testing requests for the exams that you have in each class. The video and PDF links listed below provide step-by-step instructions on how to make alternative testing requests for each exam in your class(es). 

· (Video) Alt Testing Requests

· (PDF) Alt Testing Requests

 

Alternative Formats:

After you have requested your accommodations for each class and your faculty notification letters have been sent out, you can begin making alternative format requests for the book(s) that you will be using in each class. The video and PDF links listed below provide step-by-step instructions on how to make alternative format requests for each book in your class(es). 

· (Video) Alternative Format Requests

· (PDF) Alternative Format Requests

Tech Support

For tech support questions about the DRC online portal, please contact your Access Specialist.

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Location: Bldg 124 (Student Services, across from Spanos Stadium)
Phone: 805-756-1395
Fax: 805-756-5451
Email: drc@calpoly.edu

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