Diversity Resource Guide - Students with Disabilities

Academic Programs and Resources:

  • Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) (Learning Commons (lower Library) www.humboldt.edu/disability, (707) 826-4678)

    • Provides service, support, and resources for Students with Disabilities to maximize educational opportunities at HSU. SDRC can help with adaptive technologies, interpreters, note-taking, on-campus transportation, reading services, advising, registration assistance, test-taking facilitation, and more.

  • Real Time Captioning


Community Resources/Organizations

  • Humboldt Community Access and Resource Center: www.hcar.us (707) 443-7077

    • Serves Humboldt County citizens with developmental disabilities by promoting individual independence, community inclusion, and family unity through a wide variety of services and supports.

  • Humboldt Council of the Blind: www.humguide.com/hcb (707) 840-9298

    • Advocates for more opportunities for visually impaired people, and serves the blind and visually impaired residents of Humboldt County.

  • Learning Disability Online Support Group: www.mdjunction.com/learning-disability

    • A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Learning Disability, together.

  • LightHouse of the North Coast: (707) 268-5646; northcoast@lighthouse-sf.org

    • Vision rehabilitation services in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties for blind or visually impaired adults.

  • Making Headway: 305 O Street, Eureka (707) 442-7668; www.mhwcenter.org

    • Center for brain injury recovery, helps persons who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries gain access to affordable services, support, and educational opportunities.

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, Humboldt: nami.humboldt@gmail.com; www.nami-humboldt.org; (707) 444-1600 (leave a message)

    • Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI hosts regular community and educational events.

  • Redwood Coast Regional Center: 525 2nd Street, Suite 300, Eureka; www.redwoodcoastrc.org; (707) 445-0893

    • Services and support for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • Tri-County Independent Living: 2822 Harris Street, Eureka; www.tilinet.org; (707) 445-8404

    • Promotes the philosophy of independent living, connects individuals to services and works to create an accessible community so that people with disabilities can have control over their lives and full access to the communities in which they live.


Local Businesses

  • Broadway Medical: 1034 Broadway, Eureka; www.broadwaymed.com; (707) 442-3719

    • Mobility and accessibility equipment.



  • Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS): www.arcatatransit.org/links.html; (707) 822-3775

    • All buses in the A&MRTS are equipped with wheelchair lifts. HSU students ride free with ID.

  • Dial-A-Ride Systems - Humboldt Transit Authority: Dial-A-Ride/Lift is a specialized door-to-door transit system which operates in Eureka, Arcata, and surrounding areas. Certification is required and may be obtained by calling (707) 443-0826


In-Home Supportive Services


Service Animals

  • Canine Companions for Independence: www.cci.org; (707) 577-1700, TTY: (707) 577-1756

    • Enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Based in Santa Rosa, CA.


Courses and Programs



  • Emergency evacuation “Stair Chairs” are located in the following buildings:

    • Behavioral and Social Sciences (2 chairs)

    • College Creek, Creekview, and Cypress Residence Halls

    • Jolly Giant Commons

    • Founders Hall

    • Science A

    • Student Business Services Building

    • Student Health Center

    • University Library (2 chairs)

For exact locations of each chair, contact SDRC at sdrc@humboldt.edu or (707) 826-4678 or visit the Emergency Management Program website at www.humboldt.edu/emergencymgmtprogram