Computer Access Center
The Foothill College Computer Access Center provides support in the use of
adaptive computer technology for students with disabilities.
Examples of the available adaptive computer technology include:
- Orthopedic disabilities: Speech recognition, adjustable workstations
- Visual Impairment: Large print screens, speech output devices,
ZoomText software, screen readers.
- Acquired Brain Injury: Reading, writing and study tools.
- Learning Disabilities: Reading, writing and study tools.
- Hearing Impaired: Sign language, English vocabulary, spelling and grammar.
- Repetitive Strain Injury: Speech recognition, alternative
keyboards, and seating.
If you wish to learn more about adaptive technology, please consider
. This is a one
unit course that teaches you how to use different software to enhance your
study skills and abilities.
Download ALCA 201.01 syllabus
For more information on the Computer Access Center, please contact
at (650) 949-7039
Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services
Deaf and Hearing impaired students work with a DRC counselor and the Deaf and
Hearing Impaired Services Coordinator to schedule appropriate classroom support
services. Since such services take time to arrange, it is important to
register for classes during the priority period. Later schedule changes
may result in a delay in service.
In order to be eligible for services, a student with a hearing loss must
have an recent audiogram verified by a physician or other appropriate
professional. Documentation must be on file in the DRC office before services
Students are required to notify the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services
Coordinator if they will not be attending class so that services can be
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Computer Aided Real-time Captioning
- FM systems
If you wish to apply for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Services, please contact
at (650) 949-7039.
Learning Disability Services
Learning Disability Services provides academic support services, classes
and accommodations to Foothill College students who have learning disabilities
and are eligible for services.
Assessment for Learning Disabilities
Students who wish to be assessed for learning disabilities should schedule
an appointment with Russell Wong for an initial screening. Our office is
only able to accommodate a small number of students for diagnostic testing
each quarter. All students who are eligible for diagnostic testing will
need to enroll in ALLD 210,
Understanding Learning Differences
Our classes include the following:
ALLD 206, Paragraph Remediation
A systematic and progressive paragraph development class with an emphasis
on writing concisely with correct grammar.
ALLD 207, Basic Math Remediation
A systematic and remedial math class with an emphasis on basic math skills.
ALLD 210, Understanding Learning Differences
Focuses on learning differences, learning theory and strategies related to
specific learning challenges. Create a learning portfolio to identify
learning style, strengths and weaknesses. Students who wish to be assessed
for learning disabilities must enroll in ALLD210.
For more information about learning disabilities, please contact Russell Wong,
Learning Disabilities Specialist at (650) 949-7040 or at email@example.com