Disability Information Student Handbook

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Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations
General Accommodations

Specialized Equipment Loan

Students can borrow specialized equipment essential to access course requirements. Since loans are made for a temporary period, students are encouraged to purchase their own equipment when possible.

The following specialized equipment is available:

  • digitaltape recorders
  • Daisy players
  • portable closed circuit print enlargers
  • assistive listening devices
  • manual wheelchair
  • talking calculator

The state of California has a program to loan BrailleNote equipment which De Anza can participate in on an as needed basis. See your DSS counselor.

Steps to follow to borrow equipment:

  1. See your counselor/advisor.
  2. Sign an Equipment Loan form.


  • Policies for borrowing equipment vary depending on the type of equipment borrowed.
  • The Loan form will specify the return date and the policies for borrowing equipment.
  • If a student fails to follow the policies future borrowing maybe affected or college records held.
  • You may be asked to replace damaged or lost equipment.

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Last Updated: 4/28/09