Students

Pages that are most relevant to currently enrolled or prospective UC Berkeley students with disabilities.

Communications Accommodations

The office of Disability Access and compliance (DAC) provides support for university departments, organizations, programs, units and members of the public requesting American sign Language (ASL) Interpreting and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) Captioning services at campus-sponsored events.  Please visit our Planning for Accessible Events  to learn more about how to plan accessible events, required language for all advertising, what an access coordinator is, and read about ou

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Student Policies & Procedures

This webpage contains policies and procedures related to students with disabilities. 

Student Resources

The list below contains relevant resoures for students with disabilities. Additional community resources can be located on our Community Resources webpage

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Disasters happen. Especially for people with disabilities, planning and preparation are the keys to being as safe as possible in an emergency. UC Berkeley is committed to the safety of all of its students, staff, faculty and visitors with and without disabilities. This section provides information on the campus-wide emergency preparedness features and procedures, as well as building-specific plans as they pertain to people with disabilities.

Message to Campus Disability Community re COVID-19

Your health and your wellbeing as disabled people is important. We know that COVID-19 can be more of a concern for segments of the disability community than the general population. Below is information specifically for our community, and some articles and think pieces by disabled people and organizations that take on this difficult time in a thoughtful and relevant way. 

Policies and Procedures

The following links point to a collection of policies, procedures, and offices that support the needs of campus community members with disabilities. Some resources listed below are targeted specifically to the needs of Students, while others are geared to support faculty, staff, or campus guests and visitors.

Request Loop Access

After submitting the request form, you will receive an email confirming your request and containing instructions and next steps. In some cases, staff from DAC will follow up with you to gather any additional information required.

Please note:

  1. Completing the application does not guarantee approval for your access to use the Loop. You will be notified when your account has been made active, as well as any additional steps needed before activation.

Report a Barrier

Access Barriers may include:

  • Inoperable elevators
  • Inoperable door openers
  • Obstacles obstructing pathways, etc.

You may also report a barrier by contacting Ben Perez, Physical Access Compliance Manager or via email at access@berkeley.edu.