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
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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: