Students

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

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.

The overarching University of California policy on non-discrimination is as follows:

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex...

Parking Policies

Click here for a map of available parking lots.

Finding parking at UC Berkeley can be very challenging. Planning in advance is the key to getting a well-located spot that meets your needs - one designated for disabled parking (a blue spot) or the nearest available parking spot that is not restricted for use.

The good news is the campus reserves significantly more parking spaces for persons with disabilities than is required by law. The bad news is the campus has limited...

Emergency Preparedness for Disabled People

Disasters happen. Especially for disabled people, 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 disabled people.

Each building’s page includes...

Students

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

If a student feels that they have been discriminated against on the basis of a disability or feel like UC policies have been violated on the basis of a disability, they can file a formal grievance with DAC or raise an issue of concern by completing our online form.

UC Berkeley Diversity Academy "Neurodiversity Workshop"

December 14, 2021

The Office of Graduate Diversity recently hosted a UC Berkeley Diversity Academy "Neurodiversity Workshop" on October 28, 2021. Check out their video to learn more about graduate school for neurodiverse individuals!

Know Your Rights | Grievance Process | Nov. 29th | 6:10 - 8:10 PM

November 22, 2021

Monday, November 29th | 6:10 - 8:10 PM | Zoom Event

All are welcome to join in community building and advocacy! Come to the "Know Your Rights" Disability Town Hall, presented by the ASUC Disabled Students Commission and Berkeley Disabled Students. DAC will be providing an overview of the UC Berkeley grievance process, and students will be able to share their experiences navigating UCB.

If you can't access the picture below, please attend on the day of the event by going to...

DAC is looking to hire an Admin and Policy Assistant!

November 3, 2021

Join the DAC team! We're looking to hire a UC Berkeley student, eligible for Work-Study, to work part-time up to 19 hours a week at $25/hour. Students can access and apply for this position through the work-study portal and search for job number 4889145934.

The Disability Access & Compliance Admin & Policy Assistant mainly performs administrative tasks for the provision of reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities on the UC Berkeley Campus and...

Loop Approval Process

All Users Submit a loop request.

Non-DSP Students

Respond to this email with documentation outlining your injury. That could include a picture of an aftercare visit summary from a medical provider, or any other reasonable documentation of your need. Download the Loop app: The Loop is available for Android and iPhone at these links. Sign into your...

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:

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.

Loop authorizations will be processed as quickly as possible once the steps...