Disabled Student Services



Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) at Long Beach City College provide many support services that enable students with disability-related limitations to participate in the college’s programs and activities. DSP&S offers a wide range of services that compensate for a students limitations, such as note taking assistance, interpretive services, test taking assistance, and alternative media formats at no cost to students.

While we offer special assistance to students with disabilities, we do not make academic requirements easier or change the essential nature of a course or program that is offered.


DSP&S Policy

LBCC does not discriminate in its admissions educational programs, activities or employment policies on the basis of: sex, age, race, religious creed, ancestry, color, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam era veteran. 



Disabled Students Programs & Services provides accommodations for students with verified disabilities. Students with mobility, vision, hearing, psychological, learning, medical and/or physical disabilities, among others, may qualify.


Guidelines for Evacuations of Persons with Disabilities

Evacuation Options:

Persons without disabilities must evacuate to the nearest exit. Persons with disabilities have four basic evacuation options:

Horizontal Evacuation:

Using building exits to the outside ground level or going into unaffected wings of multi–building complexes.

Vertical Evacuation:

Using stairway steps to reach ground level exits from the building.




Exam Proctored in Distraction Reduced DSPS Testing Office

Tests are administered at the DSPS testing center at the LAC (A-1148) or PCC (GG-107) campus. 


Eligible students may use a non-graphic calculator on their tests.  Students may only use a graphic calculator if their instructor indicates that it is required for the test.


DSP&S Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Disabled Students Programs & Services? 

Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) is a program dedicated to students with a disabilities and their right to an equal educational experience. We provide a variety of services to help students with a disability the opportunity to participate in college programs and activities.

What services are available from Disabled Students Programs & Services? 

Here is a sample of some of the services available through DSP&S: