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.

Begin our application

Watch video on how to apply to DESP.

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: Welcome1
  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 & Test Center 

Spring 2018 Hours

Monday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

DESP Location: LS Building

DESP Voice: (408) 741-2010

DESP TTY: (408) 741-2658

DESP Fax: (408) 867-4882

Email: desp@westvalley.edu



Space is limited in each Orientation Workshop. Call (408) 741-2010 beginning March 1, 2018, to reserve a space.

5 PM - 7 PM 5 PM - 7 PM

May 9 
Cilker 130

May 22 
Cilker 131 


How to Schedule your Test/Quiz

  1. Click on the DESP Online Services button.
  2. Login to DESP Online Services:
    • Enter username: G0 (the number zero) followed by your West Valley ID# (for example: G01234567)
    • Enter password.
  3. Click on Alternative Testing under My Accommodations on the left sidebar.
  4. Follow instructions to select your class from the dropdown menu and schedule your exam. Then, click Add Exam Request.
last published: 5/9/18