Disability & Educational Support Program (DESP)

DESP Services video

If you are a student with a disability that affects your education, the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) can assist you in achieving your educational goals. We provide a variety of services and specialized courses designed to insure access to all campus programs, services, and facilities, and to facilitate maximum student independence and success. DESP provides help with:

If you are requesting services, you will need to meet eligibility criteria. A physical, mental learning, or sensory disability that qualifies for academic accommodations under the law must be verified by a credentialed, certified, or licensed professional. A counselor or program specialist will guide you through the intake and verification process.

Watch a video on how to apply to DESP.

Begin our application

Registered Students Log-on:

DESP Online Services

  1. Click on the DESP Online Services button(above).
  2. Login to DESP Online Services:
    • Enter username: G0 (the number zero) followed by your West Valley ID#
    (for example: G01234567)
    • Enter password: 
  3. Sign any e-agreements(Test Agreement, Notetaking Agreement, etc.).
  4. Follow instructions to select accommodations for the courses shown in which you are registered.

DESP Office

July 1 - July 19, 2018 Hours 

Monday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday CLOSED

July 23 - Aug 10, 2018
DESP CLOSED

August 13, 2018
DESP Reopens 

DESP Location: LS Building

DESP Voice: (408) 741-2010

DESP TTY: (408) 741-2658

DESP Fax: (408) 867-4882

Email: desp@westvalley.edu

last published: 7/10/18