Department of Supportive Programs & Services (DSPS)


Department of Supportive Programs & Services provides educational support services and reasonable accommodations for students with verified disabilities who are enrolled in courses at Clear Lake Campus.

DSPS Services

Our Services Assure Access: accommodations are determined individually for each student through an interactive process and based on functional limitations.

Instructional Support
Assistive technology lab - Learn strategies that support your college classes
Counseling - Discuss your disability-related classroom needs

Classroom Supports
Interpreting - Use sign language
Transcribing - Receive class notes and copies from the board
Captioning - Convert spoken word into into printed format displayed on a screen

Testing Accomodations
DSPS provides a setting for WCC proctored exams for students receiving disability related accommodations.
Accommodations for college placement exams require pre-approval and arrangements with DSPS.

Alternate Formats
Braille - Use the access of Brailled books and hand-outs
E text - Use a screen reader to listen to electronic versions of course material
Enlarged print - See more accurately with large print text
Audio books - Use audio format to listen to text

Adaptive Equipment
Assistive Listening device - Hear the lecture with sound amplification
Back supports - Sit in comfort with portable ergonomic supports

Assistive Technology Lab
Voice recognition - Watch text appear on the screen when you speak into a microphone
Speech output - Scan your text and listen to the computer read aloud
Screen enlargers - Use software to enlarge print and images

Assessment For Learning Disabilities
Find out if you have a learning disability
Discover your abilities and strengths
Determine your limitations and accommodations