Fall 2010 UCLA
UCLA Office for Students with Disabilities
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Welcome to all new and returning students. It is hard to believe that summer is over and we are starting academic year 2010-11. I hope you enjoyed your summer. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read this edition of New Horizons. This kick-off issue is meant to assist you in having a very successful quarter.
Please Make an Appointment
I hope you enjoy reading this issue of New Horizons. Please let us know if you would like to contribute an article or if you would like us to cover a particular topic by contacting Deb Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come by the OSD to say hello and to let us know how things are going. We are here to assist you. Have a great quarter!
Construction continues at the Residence Halls: the project is called the Northwest In-Fill Project. The area of impact is primarily Sproul Hall, De Neve Plaza and De Neve Drive. There is no vehicle access to the Sproul/Sunset turnaround during this three year project. Additionally, De Neve Drive is one way (North and Northeast) from C.E. Young Drive (near De Neve Plaza and Sproul). The sidewalk along the south side of Sproul and Covel is closed as is the on-street parking in this section of C.E. Young Drive. The OSD Van Stop for all the buildings that compromise Sunset Village (Covel, Sproul, Delta Terrace, and Canyon Point) will be between the SV Parking Structure and Spieker Aquatic Center on De Neve Drive.
Hedrick Hall is closed for upgrades and repairs. This project is scheduled to be completed in about 15 months. There is very little, if any, impact, to access to Hedrick Summit.
Weyburn Terrace is expanding. Two new buildings to house Graduate Students are being built on or just off of Weyburn Avenue. There is no sidewalk on the south side of Weyburn Avenue between the alley near Gayley and the traffic light at Palm Court.
The remodel and upgrade of Pauley Pavilion has started. In order to accommodate this large project, Bruin walk has been extended to the stairs of the south entrance/exit to parking structure 7. There is fencing and K-rail surrounding most of this project which may take two years.
The remodel of the Young Research Library is going on with little negative impact to users. Though portions of Young are blocked off during the project, operations continue as usual. Be mindful of signs, new routes and the closure of certain sections of the library, especially on the first floor.
Check out the Capital Programs frequently-updated web site for construction impacts: www.capital.ucla.edu click on "Construction Impacts" under Projects
If you have any questions about specific construction projects or access to any building or area on campus, please call the OSD at (310) 825-1501 for detailed information.
New Horizons is available in Braille, on tape cassette and on the OSD web site. Contact the OSD to request a copy in an alternative format.
Please remember to let the OSD know each time you change your address in order to continue to receive important mailings regarding priority enrollment, proctoring, van transportation, etc.
Changing your address with the Registrar's Office DOES NOT change your address with OSD.
You can call the office, e-mail us, or come in and fill out a "change of address" slip.
For students needing exam accommodations, the Student Request for Exam Assistance must be completed and signed during the first two weeks of the quarter. Come to the OSD Resource Room, 181 Powell, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm to request exam accommodations. After week two, you'll need to make an appointment to set up your accommodations. Please do not delay in making your request because you need more information or don't know the exam dates. There will be a computer available should you need additional information about your classes.
The OSD Resource Room is located in 181 Powell on the 1st floor. To enter, you may go up the steps across from Kinsey or enter on the ground floor and use the elevator. There are two ground floor entrances: there is one accessible by ramp on the east side of the Library that has an automatic door and is nearest the elevator going up to the 1st floor. The other entrance is behind Powell and across from Moore. You can take the stairs up to the 1st floor or enter by way of the door located on the southwest corner of the building and go down the hall to the elevator.
OSD Resource Room Information
The remaining Parking Clinics for fall, 2010 will be:
Whether you are a new or continuing student, the OSD is here to assist you. There are many academic support services that the OSD has to offer regularly enrolled UCLA students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. These disability-based services include:
Technology Resources for Students with Disabilities
Priority Enrollment/Registration Assistance
Mobility Assistance Program
On-Campus Van Service
Students without DMV disability plates or placards must have a Disability Verification Form completed by a health care professional in order to apply for parking. This form can be obtained from the OSD. Parking is granted only if a disability-based need is stated in the documentation.
The Mobility Assistance Coordinator will authorize appropriate parking. The application then needs to be taken to Parking Services for payment, processing and issuance of a permit and gate key.
The student will learn to traverse the campus as he/she would during a regular day - - going from the classroom to labs, lecture halls, or bus stops.
Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Program for Students with Learning Disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Program serves students with documented specific learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, acquired brain injury, and students with psychological disabilities. Based on their disability-related needs, students may receive extended time for exams, notetakers, tutorial services, textbooks on tape, adaptive technology, alternative testing format, disability-related counseling and may participate in learning strategies workshops, support groups and the peer mentor program.
Technology for Students with Learning Disabilities
Other Services at the OSD
Other services offered by this office include: Housing Assistance, Disability Management Counseling and Information and Referral, among others.
1. Monitors and coordinates compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination based on disability in all University activities;
The Compliance Office is located in Murphy Hall, Room A-239. For more information please contact: (Voice) 310-825-1514, (TTY) 310-206-3349, (FAX) 310-825-3688, (Web) www.ada.ucla.edu
The UCOD, formerly the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Disability (CACD), was established in 1982 as an advisory group by the Chancellor to create and maintain a more accessible campus environment. The COD is comprised of student, faculty, staff, alumni, community, and ex-officio members. The Committee's charge is to analyze and identify problems, propose solutions, and make recommendations on matters of particular concern to persons with disabilities.
Meeting Times: The 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August & December) 2-4 pm at the Faculty Center
The committee is currently seeking Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Graduate and Undergraduate voting members. Please contact the UCOD if you are interested.
Contact: Sylvia Hyde-Moguel, Assistant to the Committee
Many of you will be taking the GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL, or some other high-stakes examination this year. To help you prepare more effectively, the Office of Disability Policy at Educational Testing Services (ETS) has developed a new brochure, Tips for Test Takers with Disabilities." This brochure can be found on the ETS Office of Disability Policy website at:
OSD (310) 825-1501
New Horizons is published quarterly by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). The views expressed in this newsletter by individual contributors are not necessarily the views of the OSD. The OSD welcomes material submitted for publication which may be of interest to its readers such as brief articles, essays, or poetry. We reserve the right to edit the material as needed. Contact the OSD for deadline information.