Announcements

Fall 2020 Programs

The Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC) is excited to offer multiple virtual engagement opportunities for students during fall semester 2020. These include Autism Support & Social Group, Women with Hidden Disabilities Discussion Group, and a weekly workshop and conversation series, Conversations with DPRC & Friends. Please visit our programs page for more information and registration links.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense, is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

If you are interested in applying to the program and interviewing with a representative from WRP, please visit www.wrp.gov and click on the student registration button to get started!  Registration period begins August 24.

Eligible students must:
- have a disability and be eligible under the Schedule A hiring authority
- be a United States citizen
- be currently enrolled in a degree program on a substantially full-time basis OR have graduated with a degree on or after April 1, 2018

For more information or questions about WRP, please contact: Alan Fisk at afisk@sfsu.edu

Accessible Technology Commons update

Over the past year the J. Paul Leonard Library, in collaboration with the Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC), has increased the availability of accessible technology throughout the facility in order to increase overall disability-access to information and technology. To date, assistive software is installed on every PC in the Research Commons, Study Commons and the Digital Media Studio/MakerSpace. There are also three accessible computer stations in both the Research and Study Commons that have Dragon Naturally Speaking available. Additionally, laptops with assistive technology and noise cancelling headphones are available for checkout from the Research Commons information desk. In order to provide lower-distraction study space, the Library will be piloting semi-enclosed desks in spring 2020 and may procure additional units once student feedback is analyzed. Given these improvements, the Accessible Technology Commons (ATC) will close at the end of fall 2019 semester. The closure of the ATC will also make way for the development of a new centralized student tutoring center, opening in spring 2020. In addition to providing a broad range of tutoring services, the center staff will receive disability-specific training to better equip them to effectively tutor disabled students.

More information on Assistive Technology in the Library 

Support at Home

Support at Home provides assistance to San Francisco residents needing in-home care services, see the flyer.

2019-2020 Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students

The California State University's Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship for Visually Impaired Students is for $10,000 and will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Visit the Dale M. Schoettler Scholarship page for details or to download the application packet.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

If you are interested in learning about SF State Studying Abroad and how to get started, attend a Study Abroad Information Meeting. Meetings are held year-round in the Office of International Programs, VCS-Building C.  If you still have questions after attending a meeting, then meet with a Study Abroad Advisor.

One of our students is currently studying abroad in Australia and wanted us to share her experiences:

http://sfstateabroad.com/how-survive-long-plane-ride/

http://sfstateabroad.com/tackling-gilman-scholarship-essay/

http://sfstateabroad.com/mother-nature-crazy-australia/