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.


Registered Students Login Information

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

DESP Office and test Center Hours for Fall 2018 

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

*Friday tests should be pre-approved

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: 12/14/18