Accessible Education Center (AEC)

The AEC facilitates the delivery and referral of academically related services for students with disabilities. Students who register and create a confidential file with the AEC can receive a wide spectrum of services based on individualized needs. It is recommended that students make an appointment to register with the AEC prior to registering for classes; however, students can register any time during the semester with the AEC. Services include, but are not limited to the following:

Academic Advising

Advising is available for the selection of courses and educational planning. Please note that all major advising is provided by advisors in the major departments.

Center for Accessible Technology (CAT)

Students registered with the AEC receive individual training in the use of assistive technology and have access to an open lab located in The Center for Accessible Technology (MLK 230).

Curriculum Accommodations

An array of academically related services is provided on a case-by-case basis for students with verified disabilities to support curriculum requirements. Accommodations include but are not limited to: accessible technology, alternative media, notetaking, sign language interpreters and test accommodations.

If you are currently a registered AEC student, this webpage is your hub for the latest AEC service information. Students registered with AEC have met with an AEC counselor to discuss eligibility for accommodations and services based on qualifying disability documentation submitted to the AEC. Be sure to visit this webpage frequently to stay up-to-date on important AEC updates!

How to request accommodations

AEC Policies, Guidelines and Regulations

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH)

The DHOH Program provides Educational Sign Language Interpreters or Real-Time Educational Captioners for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Eligibility for this service is determined by the Deaf and HOH Coordinator and is based in part on the professional documentation provided by the student.

Registration Priority

All students registering with the AEC will be considered for priority registration based on disability-related criteria determined on a case-by-case basis. It is recommended that students register with the AEC as soon as possible after applying to SJSU.

Accessible Education Center
ADM 110
Voice: 408-924-6000