Due to COVID-19 recommended protective measures, the Department of Supportive Programs
Services (DSPS) faculty and staff are working remotely to continue to serve you and keep the public
This webpage serves as a starting point for students with disabilities wanting to obtain accommodations, services, and educational counseling from DSPS for online classes and services. Please begin by selecting whether you are a returning DSPS student, or are new to the DSPS or to Hartnell College.
DSPS is happy to offer Chatbot, an online confidential service that is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to provide general answers to questions DSPS students may have. By clicking on the text box titled 'May I Help You', you can type in your question. DSPS students are welcome to contact DSPS directly too. Our contact information is available at the bottom of our homepage. DSPS is here to support students!
DSPS is supportive of all of our students and their families having important information to be safe, during this challenging time. For our students who are deaf or hard of hearing, we are pleased to share informative video resources that are provided specifically for those who use ASL and captioning. The videos were created through a partnership from the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention, and Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, at Georgia Tech University.
For those who are interested in gaining valuable information to stay safe, and be well informed, DSPS is pleased to also share information available in Braille through the partnership.
Hartnell College offers supportive services and instruction for students with disabilities through the Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSP&S). To facilitate student success in academics and personal development, we provide services, instruction and accommodations, such as:
- Extended test time
- Quiet testing environment
- Priority registration
- Alternative media
- Assessment for learning disability
- Classroom furniture accommodations
- Educational planning
- American Sign Language Interpreting
- Digital recorders
- Notetaking Software
- High Tech Lab
- Magnification Software