Most SBVC classrooms are wheelchair accessible however; in the event that a student
who uses a wheelchair wishes to take a course that is assigned to a room that is not
wheelchair accessible, the student should notify DSPS. Upon notification, DSPS will
have the adaptive furniture placed. Instructors and students are asked not to remove
furniture, or if it is moved during the course of class activates, to place it back
in its original location.
Change in Class Location
While SBVC is generally quite accessible, there are instances when a classroom may
not be accessible to wheelchair users. DSPS will make every effort to avoid changing
a class location but will do so if necessary to accommodate a student who is enrolled.
Students with hearing impairments, attention deficits, and visual limitations often
do better if they can sit in the front of the classroom. Students with chronic pain
and those with psychological disorders may feel more comfortable in the back of the
classroom, where they can sit/stand during class, or leave if they experience a panic
or anxiety episode. The instructor can assist the student by "saving" an appropriate
seat for him/her.
Students with health or orthopedic disabilities that prevent them from standing for
long periods of time are eligible to bypass lines with verification from DSPS. A student
with this accommodation must request a line bypass for the day and location it is
needed. Generally, students who are wheelchair users do not qualify for this service.
For all students’ convenience, Admissions & Records has a Fast Pass. To make an appointment
go to www.valleycollege.edu/fastpass
to avoid lines in Admissions & Records.
Visually impaired students may request an orientation to the campus prior to the start
of classes. To schedule this service, call Muriel Armstead-Moore at (909) 384-8669
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org