This page is being developed as a resource for students. New resources related to online learning, wellness, Covid-19 will continue to be added. Some of the resources listed below are from UCI, while others are from outside companies and organizations.
If you are an incoming Fall 2020 (First-Year, Transfer, or Graduate) student, go to Register with DSC for the latest information on registering for services.
TechPrep @ UCI - Keep Learning
This website is intended to help students, staff, and faculty prepare for the tech-related aspects of potential campus disruptions. This is a rapidly evolving resource; check back regularly for more information.
UCI Learn Anywhere
Remote learning resources for UCI students provided by the Division of Teaching Excellence & Innovation and the Office of Information Technology.
Online Learning Strategies for Students with Disabilities from AccessComputing
Students with disabilities may want to adopt specific strategies for learning as they transition to online courses. Many students with disabilities have shared their experiences and recommendations for online learning. Topics include: Executive Functioning, Self-Advocate, Technological Resources, and Online Etiquette.
Within online test proctoring systems, your professor is responsible for implementing extended time accommodations for you. DSC recommends that you check your time prior to beginning your exam to ensure that your extended time is reflected. In Canvas, for example, you can see this information in the “quiz’s details page”. There isn't a special note that an accommodation has been granted, but if you should have 1.5 hours, up from 1 hour (for example), you should see 1.5 hours as your limit. If your extended time isn’t reflected, immediately email your professor and cc your DSC counselor indicating that there is a problem with your extended time.
"How do I receive accommodations for my proctored sessions with Proctor U?"
Your instructor needs to email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your scheduled exam(s) with the accommodations needed.
Access Technology - Free during COVID-19
Individuals with disabilities may face new barriers navigating through the new remote environments that are being implemented in response to COVID-19. The following assistive technologies have been made free of charge for home use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Offer - College Students in Need of Aira
As many universities and colleges are rapidly shifting to distance learning, the Aira Team is offering free Aira for any college student for the remainder of the spring semester ending in May 2020. If you are a student who could benefit from Aira’s instant access to visual information for your distance learning needs, please email email@example.com for more information on the program.
Freedom Scientific has released special, free, short-term licenses of these three screen reading/screen magnification software for individuals with a personal email address in Canada or the United States.
Some students registered with the DSC may already qualify for the use of the Kurzweil 3000 text-to-speech literacy tool as an accommodation. For all other students who may benefit from this technology, Kurzweil Education is offering a free subscription for all during COVID-19.
Quillsoft has an Extended Access Request form for a trial to use for remote work or online learning for WordQ, word prediction, speech feedback, proofreading tool. Once you fill out the form, they'll email you with your trial information within 24 hrs
Accessibility features of Microsoft Teams
- Using Microsoft Teams with a screen reader
- Using Live Captions in a Teams meeting
- Changing your viewing settings to high contrast or dark mode
Accessibility features of Zoom
- Overview of access features
- Closed captioning with Zoom
- Automatic transcripts with Zoom
- Zoom hot keys and keyboard shortcuts
10 Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing From Partners in Health
Dr. Giuseppe (Bepi) Raviola, director of mental health at Partners In Health, put together a list of key practices to maintain good mental and emotional health for those asked to stay at home and practice social distancing in efforts to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Disability Rights California: Coronavirus Information, Response, and Planning
We can talk to you about your questions, determine how we can help, and get you the information that you need. For assistance, please contact the Disability Rights California confidential intake line at 1-800-776-5746, available 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday or For TTY call: 1-800-719-5798.
What You Need to Know about Coronavirus (in ASL)
Includes Closed captions and transcript.
From the CDC, Get Your Home Ready
This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community.
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities, from the Red Cross
We urge everyone to become “Red Cross Ready” for any urgent situation, which means assembling a survival kit, making an emergency plan, and being informed. In addition, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, may benefit from the tips below about managing communications, equipment, service animals, pets and home hazards.