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Accessibility Resources

Everyone should be able to take advantage of the programs and services provided by Los Rios Community College District. This page offers additional accessibility resources for students with disabilities.

Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS)

Los Rios Community College District is committed to ensuring that all of our students are able to participate in and enjoy all of our benefits, activities, programs, and services.

DSPS provides equal educational opportunity for students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. Eligible students receive counseling, support services, and academic accommodations. We encourage students with disabilities to lead active and independent lives by participating in all college programs.

DSPS Contact Information

College/center Website Location Phone
American River College ARC DSPS Welcome and Support Center (916) 484-8382
Natomas Center ARC DSPS ARC Main Campus, Welcome and Support Center (916) 484-8382
Cosumnes River College CRC DSPS BS-104 (916) 691-7275
Elk Grove Center CRC DSPS CRC Main Campus, BS-104 (916) 691-7275
Folsom Lake College FLC DSPS Aspen Hall, FL1-36 (916) 608-6611
El Dorado Center FLC DSPS B-121 (530) 642-5630
Rancho Cordova Center FLC DSPS Building 1, First Floor (916) 361-6312
Sacramento City College SCC DSPS Student Services (916) 558-2087
Davis Center SCC DSPS SCC Main Campus, Student Services (916) 558-2087
West Sacramento Center SCC DSPS SCC Main Campus, Student Services (916) 558-2087

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA is a law that was enacted by the US Congress in 1990. The ADA is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. Disability is defined by the ADA as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity." The determination of whether any particular condition is considered a disability is made on a case-by-case basis. Certain specific conditions are excluded as disabilities, such as current substance abuse and visual impairment that is correctable by prescription lenses.

Each of our colleges has designated a ADA/504 compliance officer to help students with issues related to disabilities and/or accommodations.

ADA/504 Officers

Service Animals

Any student with a disability who needs a service animal to participate in and benefit from our services, programs, and activities may use a service animal on district and college property.

Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

OCR serves student populations facing discrimination as well as the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility of OCR is resolving complaints of discrimination. OCR-initiated cases are typically called compliance reviews.

OCR and the Los Rios Community College District work cooperatively together to address and resolve complaints and ensure voluntary compliance with civil rights laws enforced through OCR. For more information, contact your college's equity officer.