Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
Parking, Campus Accessibility And Reporting Barriers
De Anza is a relatively accessible campus. There are a few classrooms that have alternate wheelchair entrances. The campus map is marked with access features, but should you need assistance, see your DSS counselor. If you encounter a barrier or a temporarily inaccessible route, contact DSS. You may be asked to file a Barrier Report Form, if necessary, which will help us evaluate the problem and develop a solution.
Students who have a Department of Motor Vehicle disabled person placard or plate do not need to purchase a De Anza parking sticker. Parking is permitted in any specially marked disability parking place or in any staff-designated space or lot. Parking is not permitted in walkways, on lawns, or other locations generally considered illegal.
Steps to receive a De Anza College disability permit:
You may NOT park in “handicapped” spaces marked with the blue wheelchair insignia. These spaces are reserved for vehicles with DMV plates or placards only. Anyone without DMV plates or placard risks receiving a very expensive city parking citation which the campus cannot revoke.
Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the campus and locate their classrooms before the quarter begins. Please contact the Student Assistance office if you would like help locating your classrooms or need escort service to a special campus appointment.
Campus Services Assistance
Students who have challenges that may necessitate assistance in the cafeteria, bookstore or library should inform their DSS counselor for possible solutions which may include contacting a staff member in that location with an assistance request.
In such cases, a student needs to be aware that during busy periods he or she may have to wait for staff availability or may need to return later. If you will require assistance during a typically busy time, it is advisable to prearrange an appointment with the department. Discuss possible needs in advance with your DSS counselor.
Courtesy Tram Mobility Service
A tram service is available to students with temporary or permanent disabilities that affect mobility. The tram service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the day, the tram service operates regularly between major campus buildings.
Steps to arrange for courtesy tram service: