Annual Report and Data

DSP Annual Report 

End of year data for FY 2019-20

Chart A: Students served and Auxiliary Services requests-  The University is required by federal law to provide accommodations and services to students with disabilities who register with DSP. This chart is an overall summary of the growth of the number of DSP students over an 8 year period and the growth in requests for mandated services.

Academic Year

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Number of Students Served

1,579

1,800

1,950

    2,050

2,692

2905

3550

Proctoring Requests

2,826

3,991

5,072

5,500

8,072

10301

11,094 

(Current)

12,500

(Projected)

Interpreting

Services

N/A

N/A

1,279 hours

  1,406            

  hours

668

hours

107

hours

197

(Current)

250

(Projected)

In-Class 

Assistants & Scribe

140

150

200

    126

63

96

62

(Current)

65

(Projected)

Note-taking

2,866

2,310

1,370

    1,200

1,772

2170

2,663

(Current)

2,863

(Projected)

Note-taking

  Technologies

60

200

238

      206

339

460

615

(Current)

625

(Projected)

Alternative Media Projects

2,128 Projects

3,713

Projects

6,203 Projects

  6,500   Projects

6,769

Projects

11,072

6,543

(Current)

9,000

(Projected)

Accessible

Furniture

83

      66

42

40

139

(Current)

170

(Projected)

CART (captioning)

Services

4,001 hours

4,273 hours

4,459

hours

  5,600

   hours

5,011

hours/CART

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512

hours/video

captioning

6457

hours/CART

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1305

hours/video

captioning

5802

hours/CART

(Current)

8,099

(Projected)

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1804

hours/VC

(Current)

3017

hours/VC

(Projected)



Chart B: DSP Population Growth  

 

DSP Updates 

 

  1. Updates and critical challenges 

 

DSP has experienced unprecedented growth in the number of students registering for DSP services over the last five years.  We have experienced a student increase of 86% from 2015 to 2020 and our DSP student population has nearly doubled in size.  This year alone we have added more than 700 students to DSP.

 

Service needs

With continued growth in our student population, the number of service requests continues to grow as well.  Three service units that have experienced the most growth in service demand include Alternative Media, Proctoring, and CART and media captioning.  We continue to adjust staffing to meet the growing service needs.  (Chart A)

 

Caseloads

Currently, DSP serves approximately 3550 students with disabilities (which is approximately 12% of the UC Berkeley student population). This is a 24% increase from last year’s DSP population (2905 students served). The growth is continuing through the spring semester 2020 as we are still conducting more than 30 intakes per week and these are increasing with the current public health threat.  Moreover, we project a continuing increase in the number of self-identified DSP students in the coming year as national data tells us that approximately 10-15% of the student population in higher education have disabilities.

 

Space

Currently, our most urgent challenge is the need for space for new staff, for proctoring, and for students.  We have reached full capacity in our current spaces and we are still growing both in students and in staff. 

 

Database

DSP data and services are currently managed through a UC Berkeley built online system called SCARAB.  We have begun the process of transitioning to a commercial software product and service called Accessible Information Management (AIM).  Our managers and our SCARAB IT staff are leading the transition project.  When the transition is complete, DSP will need a part time service lead to manage the new service.