Disability Information Student Handbook

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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
General Accommodations

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 with Department of Motor Vehicle disabled person placards or plates 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.

If you do not have a DMV placard or plate and your disability warrants special parking or if you are awaiting a placard, you can be issued a temporary De Anza disability permit.

Steps to receive a De Anza disability permit:

  • See your counselor/advisor for authorization.
  • Purchase a regular De Anza parking permit.
  • Bring your De Anza parking permit and your automobile information (make, model, year and license number) to the DSS Secretary in RSS Building.
  • You will receive an additional hanger permit to display along with your regular campus parking permit.


The De Anza disability permit allows you to park in parking lots or spaces designated for Staff, except Lot A1. 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.

Campus Orientation

Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the campus and locate their classrooms before the quarter begins. Please contact the Student Assistance office in Seminar 10 if you would like help locating your classrooms or need escort service to a special campus appointment.

Campus Services Assistance

Students who need assistance in the cafeteria, bookstore or library should contact a staff member in that location with their request. Please be aware that if the staff is busy you may have to wait or return later. If you will require assistance during a typically busy time, it is advisable to prearrange an appointment with staff.

  • Library Assistance
    • Pulling books from bookshelf
    • Assistance photocopying reference materials
  • Bookstore
    • Bypass line
    • Assistance gathering or carrying materials/books
  • Cafeteria
    • Bypass line
    • Assistance handling trays and seating

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:
  • Meet with DSS counselor for authorization.
  • Provide your class schedule to the Student Assistance desk.
  • The priority is to provide tram/shuttle services to and from classes.
  • Tram/shuttle service to special on-campus appointments or activities must be prearranged.
  • It is available only when the regular schedules permits it.
  • The student must meet the tram/shuttle at the designated meeting point and time.
  • The student must notify the Assistance Office as soon as possible if they will not meet a regularly scheduled pick-up. Failure to notify three (3) times in a quarter may result in suspension of the service.
  • If your class finishes early, call Student Assistance office and wait at the appointed place.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to inform the Student Assistance office if changes occur that affect their mobility service needs.
  • Tram/shuttle service may be provided, as available, for emergency situations (such as after a fall, wheelchair malfunctions, unexpected heavy rain)
  • Seat belts and ties-down are to be used at all times and safety instructions are to be observed.
  • Tram/shuttle service may be canceled due to driver absence, mechanical problems or for other unforeseen reasons.

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Last Updated: 9/21/16