The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides appropriate, accessible, and reasonable academic adjustments to students with documented disabilities who request such services. The DRC facilitates and encourages academic achievement, independence, self-advocacy and social inclusion for students with disabilities. The DRC is also committed to serving as a resource to staff and faculty in order to ensure the entire college is fostering a welcoming environment for students with different abilities.

Academic adjustments are determined after a review of disability documentation and through an interactive process with a DRC faculty counselor after undertaking an intake with a DRC disability specialist. Academic adjustments are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Types of services available through the office may include:

  • Alternate media and adaptive technology
  • Electronic text
  • Priority registration
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Real-time captioning
  • Testing accommodations
  • Note-taking or scribe assistance
  • Disability counseling
  • Mobility assistance
  • Adaptive furniture
  • Others

The High Tech Center lab is located within the DRC office and provides a space for students to utilize various forms of adaptive technology. All services to students are free. The Disability Resource Center is located in the Dr. Charles A. Kane Student Services and Administration Building, Office #130. The DRC’s office telephone line is (951) 222-8060; the DRC’s video line is (951) 801-5675.

Riverside Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.

If a student does not wish to register for services through the DRC, they may contact the District Compliance Officer in order to address their disability-related needs.

For more information, please refer to RCCD Board Policy 5140: Disabled Student Programs and Services, Title V of the California Education Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008), or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.