Faculty & Staff

This webpage contains resources for working with students with disabilities. For information on Employee Accommodations, please visit our Employee Accommodations Services website 

Providing Reasonable Accommodations to Students

Syllabus Disability Statement Policy

  • In 2007, SF State Academic Senate approved the “Syllabus Disability Statement Policy” statement (#F07 - 244), requiring faculty to post the following statement on all syllabi:

Disability access

Students with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to contact the instructor.  The Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is available to facilitate the reasonable accommodations process. The DPRC is located in the Student Service Building and can be reached by telephone (voice/415-338-2472, video phone/415-335-7210) or by email (dprc@sfsu.edu)..”

The policy was later merged with the Academic Senate Policy #S08-90, Policy on Course Syllabi, into Academic Senate Policy #F10 – 257, Policy on Course Syllabi

Accessible Media Program

  • DPRC’s Accessible Media Program provides accessible instructional materials to students and employees with disabilities. Our two primary services are accessible print (also known as alt text or e-text) and media captioning.

Instructional Strategies


  • You will find answers to some common questions about reasonable accommodations and DPRC services on the Faculty FAQ and Staff FAQ page.

Other Resources

Access and Construction Alerts

Accessible Event Planning

  • Use the DPRC checklist for Planning An Accessible Event at SF State. The checklist is your guide to best practices in accessible event planning.

Assistive Technology

  • DPRC supports and maintains assistive software and hardware used by students with disabilities. This includes screen-reading software, voice-recognition software, CCTVs, Braille translation software and Braille embossers.

"From Where I Sit" Video Series

  • "From Where I Sit" is a powerful video series that follows eight CSU students with disabilities as they share their experiences in the college classroom.

Instructional Technologies for Accessible Teaching and Learning

iLearn accessibility

  • San Francisco State aims to ensure that its instructional materials, including online course materials, are accessible to persons with disabilities in order to provide all students with a barrier-free education, and to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, and with California Government Code 11135. For more information, visit the iLearn support page