Accessibility Services For Students

We understand that as we adapt to support academic success during the pandemic, challenges may arise. It is our goal to maintain continuity in service delivery and ensure you have an accessible, online instructional experience. We are here to support you with any questions you may have related to accessible technology and the provision of your accommodations. We also aim to provide online spaces for support and mutual aid, as we know we can learn from each other.

  • Effective March 23, all SAS Counseling will be provided remotely via Zoom. Technical support is available, and SAS will continue to send reminders via text message and phone calls. To schedule an appointment, you may call us at: (415) 485-9406 (please leave a message and include your full name, M00 number, and phone number to return your call) or email us at
  • Until further notice, all in-person testing, tutoring, technology support, and Learning Disability assessment and testing are suspended.

Contacts for Questions and Support

Adapted PE

Effective March 23, all Adapted PE classes are canceled for the remainder of the spring term. If you have any questions, please reach out to your instructor:
Clara Gray:
Diana Scranton:

Assistive Technology and Accessibility for Students and Faculty

Contact Elle Dimopoulos at or call (415) 485-9551
(Please email for the quickest response.)

Testing Accommodations for Students

Contact Xenia Zarrehparvar at or call (415) 457-8811 ext.7706

Tutoring and LD Testing

A SAS staff person will reach out to you beginning March 23 if you were receiving these services.

Note Taking Express Support


Use Note Taking Express as a complement to your own notes. Speak to your SAS counselor about getting setup with this accommodation. NTE provides a summary, not an exact word-for-word copy, of any audio recording or video file you upload to their online portal. The expected wait times for this student support technology can be up to three to seven business days.

Quick Tip: Download the audio-only file, if available, from your Canvas course. This audio-only file acts as the recording you would take in a classroom. Upload this file instead of the video file for a quicker turnaround from NTE.

Screen Readers and Study Skill Support

Immersive Reader in Office365

You can also use the immersive screen reader available on Office 365 available through the MyCOM portal.


Try live dictation or upload a recording of your class lecture via online or on your smartphone as a complement to your own notes. Sign up through the Microsoft link by using your MyCOM email address. If you are using Otter you can use their web portal to upload the audio-only file or have the app open on your phone by your computer speaker when the Zoom lecture is in session.

Read and Write

If you need to listen to your alt-media materials or any other documents online or offline you can use Read and Write. Sign up through the Microsoft link by using your MyCOM email address. 

Technology Support for Students

Here are some additional resources that might be useful in connecting with your instructors, classmates, and support staff.

  • Zoom: Sign up for zoom using your MyCOM email to attend class lectures online and chat with your classmates.
  • Zoom Video Tutorial

Webinars and More!

COM Counselor Juliette Blank will host monthy community support gatherings for SAS students. Join these sessions for emotional support and stress management strategies.

The first session will be held on January 28, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Zoom.
Interested? email for more information.

Check these out!

Counseling 110 - Academic Success Strategies
This foundational class helps students with basic skills to help them navigate college and online learning. Enroll through SAS for this 3 credit class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom.

College SUCCESS Program within SAS
Improve executive functioning and social skills to help you excel in college and future goals with this 23-week program specifically created for students with Autism and other neurocognitive and developmental conditions. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. Email to confirm eligibility and secure a spot.