Training Resources

Silicon Valley Center for the Blind and Sight Impaired 
The Center currently offers quarterly ten- week classes on basic computing skills, including JAWS. Fees $30. Must be a client of the Center. The Center is expanding and renovating their computer lab this summer.

101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

SJSU Accessible Education Center
The San Jose State University Accessible Education Center (AEC), formerly known as the Disability Resource Center (DRC), Division of Student Affairs, is a comprehensive center providing both students and employees with accommodations and services. The Center works closely with faculty, staff, programs and departments to deliver services and promote access for students with disabilities in the classroom and throughout the campus.

Administration Building 110
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0168
408-924-6000 (Main Office)
408-924-6542 (Deaf and HoH)
408-808-2123 (ATC)

SJSU Employment Accommodations Resource Center
The Employment Accommodations Resource Center (EARC) is San José State University’s administrative program charged with collecting confidential medical and professional verification of a qualified employee’s disability to determine reasonable and appropriate employment accommodations.

SJSU Administration Bldg., Rm. 114
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0168
408-924-6003 (confidential voice)
408-924-4358 (confidential fax)
408-924-5990 (TTY)

EXPANDability works with youth and adults with disabilities to develop strategies and skills to achieve their employment goals through transition planning, pre-employment, job placement, assistive technology and self-advocacy. 

1080 North 7th St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Community Colleges
Community Colleges provide training for disabled students enrolled in courses. The practice and procedure for each institution is different, but usually proof of disability and assessment is first required, then individual instruction is tailored to the student's needs, literacy and experience. Training in JAWS, Magic and Dragon.