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Resources

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides information on additional resources available to students with disabilities.

For more information, view the Disability Resources Brochure Guide (PDF).

Aira

Aira, a San Diego-based startup, leverages wearable technology, artificial intelligence and live, human agents, to deliver real-time visual description for people who are blind or have low vision. UC San Diego is the first university to join the Aira Campus Network, offering access to the pioneering accessibility technology to vision impaired members of its entire campus community including students, staff, and faculty.

The Aira Access Card (PDF) can be printed out and distributed as an instructional reminder on how a new user can get set up with Aira.

The Aira Cheat Sheet (PDF) provides basic information on how to get started with Aira and what Aira agents can and cannot do.

Video: Aira at UC San Diego

On and Off Campus Resources

The UC San Diego community offers a variety of resources that will assist students to succeed in their academics while making the student feel at home.

Commencement Activities Information

UC San Diego welcomes people with disabilities in our commencement ceremonies and celebrations by providing physical and program accessibility. For specific accommodations, please contact your student's college.

Emergency Preparedness

UC San Diego has emergency evacuation and preparedness plans in place for all campus members.  A service the university offers to students, parents and families is a text-messaging alert system, as well as information availability of the UC San Diego website.  The OSD recommends students and dependents with disabilities sign up for this service and plan for emergency evacuation of classrooms, departments and campus living locations. For more information, see Emergency Preparedness on Blink.

Be prepared:

Ride Services

Triton Mobility Services

If you are a student, staff or faculty member with a disability, Triton Mobility Services can help you travel between ADA-compliant locations on the La Jolla campus via a wheelchair-accessible van or cart.

To learn more, visit the Triton Mobility Services page.


CSO/Triton Rides

The police department employs only UC San Diego students as Community Service Officers (CSO) who provide many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts and Triton Rides.
Triton Rides is a free, nighttime shuttle service available to UC San Diego students, staff and faculty. Triton Rides will take you from any on-campus location to another on-campus location and within a one-mile radius around campus.

To learn more, visit the CSO/Triton Rides page.

Parking

Rentals for Wheelchairs and Crutches

Mobility Source: (619) 234-9505

CVS Pharmacy (Clairemont Dr.): (858) 273-5300

Apria Health Care: (858) 653-6800

All Home: (858) 769-0444

Register to Vote

For information on how to register to vote, go to: students.ucsd.edu/student-life/involvement/voter.html

Additional Resources

Clubs & Organizations

ASRA Women's Wheelchair Basketball

The Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association (ASRA) Women's Wheelchair Basketball practices are on Saturdays from 2-4 pm at the Muni Gym in Balboa Park. We have extra basketball chairs for new women to borrow. Please call Coach Margaret at (650) 282-0145 for more info and to RSVP.  


The 2019-2020 season is the third for our women.  These athletes are comprised of ladies ages 13-73 playing together recreationally once a week.  Registration opens Thursday, August 15.


Visit their website to learn more: https://www.adaptivesportsandrec.org/womensbasketball

College Diabetes Network @ UCSD

The College Diabetes Network is a community for those affected by diabetes and to educate those who would like to learn more about diabetes. We are here to help each other through the highs and lows of college.

If you are interested in learning more and to meet some diabuddies, please check out our facebook page and group "College Diabetes Network at UCSD” or email us at ucsd@collegediabetesnetwork.org.

Accessibility Training

Training Videos for Faculty

UCSF Medical Student Disability Services (MSDS) and UCSF Student Disability Services (SDS) in partnership with colleagues from around the country (Case Western Reserve University, Duke University, Northwestern University, Rush University College of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, The University of Washington, and Weill Cornell Medicine and Samuel Merritt University), developed The UCSF Faculty Training Series, an eight part online, video training series to guide faculty who work with students with disabilities. New modules will be posted each month.

https://www.hsmcoalition.org/faculty-support 

UC Online Training Courses for Accessibility

UC has procured short, online training courses developed by our accessibility partner, Siteimprove. These courses will teach you how to make accessible documents, videos, PDFs, and much more. 

Read about the accessibility courses.

Scholarships

KSM Scholarship

Kevin Starks Memorial Scholarship is in memorial of Kevin Starks MBA, one of the founders and long time committee members of SDCEPD. Starting in 2009, the year after Mr. Starks passed, the SDCEPD has been able to give scholarships to individuals annual to support them while they attend post-secondary education leading them to improving their employment opportunities.

To learn more and apply for the KSM Scholarship, visit: sdjobtoberfest.org/ksm-scholarship

The 2020 Springboard Foundation Scholarship

The Springboard Foundation is proud to extend scholarships to full-time undergraduate college/university students who have documented disabilities of any type that are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To qualify, the scholarship recipient has to be attending a college or university across the United States and has to be currently registered with their Colleges/Universities disability services office.

 

To learn more and apply to the Springboard Foundation scholarship, visit: thespringboardfoundation.submittable.com/submit

The Matthew Paul Finnigan Memorial Scholarship

Autism Society of California is offering one non-renewable $1,500 and one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or college student who graduated from a California High School with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.
The scholarship may be applied to tuition, room and board, books, supplies, and other necessary expenses related to attendance in post-secondary studies.

For more information, visit: cfmco.org/about-us/fund-list/the-matthew-paul-finnigan-memorial-scholarship

Swim with Mike

Scholarships for student athletes with physical disabilities

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