Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

Seat Reservation

Students with limitations who require special seating in the classroom can request these arrangements:

  • a reserved seat in a particular location in the classroom
  • alternative to traditional classroom desk

DSS can arrange for alternatives to regular classroom desks such as

  • several types of padded, armed or armless chairs
  • adjustable height tables
  • podiums

These can be used in the classroom for the quarter. Please note that the college does not provide specially designed or individually prescribed ergonomic seating.

Steps to follow to arrange specialized seating:

  1. If possible, review your needs with your course instructor to see if a solution in the classroom is possible.
  2. If you need to have signage posted on a particular seat, or need a seating alternative, see your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.
  1. Plan ahead to allow for college furniture moving time lines.

Return to DISH Table of Contents

DISH Table of Contents

- (Quick Links)

Section One: Coming to De Anza College

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

General / College-Wide Accommodations and Services

Instructional / Classroom Accommodations and Services:

Alternate Media Services:

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Services:

Legal Aspects

Concerns and Complaints

Section Three: Disability Support Programs & Services Instruction

Section Four: Success Strategies

Section Five: Campus and Community Life

  • Emergency Procedures
  • Diversity
  • Online Education
  • Student Clubs and Disabled Students Unlimited
  • Special Events for Students with Disabilities
  • Working with the Department of Rehabilitation
  • Career, Transition and Employment
  • Web Resources


  • CAL Hardware & Software
  • Checklist for Planning Accommodations
  • Foothill/De Anza Standards of Conduct
  • Self-Advocacy Practices
  • Student Grievance Procedures
  • Interpreter/Captioner Services Policy and Student Responsibilities Form


Back to Top