Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS)
Our mission is to provide access and support to students with disabilities. We function as a resource to Cerro Coso Community College faculty in offering students equity and excellence in education, maximizing each student's educational potential while helping him or her develop and maintain independence. Our philosophy is one that encourages self-awareness, self-determination, self-advocacy and independence in a comprehensively accessible environment.
DSPS is for disabled students with a verifiable disability by a physician or other licensed professional that creates an educational limitation and who are otherwise qualified to meet the requirements of a college education. Accommodations and Alternative Media are provided for qualifying students to assist in providing a "level playing field." You must request theses services. It is important to meet with your DSPS counselor each semester to review your progress and to arrange for accommodations.
Testing for eligibility to receive accommodations for a Learning Disability by a Learning Disability Specialist/ counselor is available.
How do I apply?
Complete the application and consent for release forms (below) and fax (760-384-6320), or bring the forms to the Access Programs Office Main Building Room 219 or mail the forms to:
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest CA 93555
Disability Websites for Grants and Other Help
- Free Screen Readers
- NonVisual Desktop Access
- Orca Screen Reader
- System Access to Go
- Free Text to Speech
- Natural Reader
- Text to Speech
- Balabolka: Free Text to Speech App
- Ultra Hal TTS Reader
- Free eBooks
- Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
- Free eBooks
- ManyBooks.net: The Best eBooks at the Best Price: Free!
- Planet eBook: Classic Literature for Download
- College Success
- Education Portal
- Khan Academy
- Cornell Notes Strategy
- The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
- Daily Grammar
- English Grammar 101
- Grammar Bytes
- Guide to Grammar and Writing
- Perfect English Grammar
- English Plus+
- Howjsay.com, a free Talking Dictionary of English Pronunciation
- Grammar Monster
- Writer's Web Topic Index
- WhiteSmoke™ Online Writing Assistant
- Algebra Homework Help—People's Math!
- Math.com: The World of Math Online
- Free Math Help
- Algebra Help
- Purple Math: Helping Students Gain Understanding and Self-Confidence in Algebra
- Coolmath Algebra
- About.com Biology
- Kids Biology
- 101 Science: Serving Science and Technology
- Get Body Smart: an Online Textbook about Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Visible Body: 3D Human Anatomy
- Inner Body Explorer: Interactive Guide to Human Anatomy
- Dr. Forciea's Anatomy and Physiology Support Site