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Access Ambassador Information Session

DSP is currently hiring for a new student staff position: Access Ambassador. This new position will be responsible for assisting DSP students approved for Remote Instruction and Access as an Accommodation (RIAA) program. 

The primary responsibilities for this position will be to livestream in-person lecture content to DSP students who are not able to attend UCSB in-person for disability-related reasons. Access Ambassadors can use their own laptops or borrow a DSP laptop to stream the lecture material via Zoom.

What are we looking for in an Access Ambassador:

  • Reliability - Access Ambassadors will be solely responsible for linking RIAA students to in-person lectures. Missing a shift without proper notice is grounds for immediate dismissal.

  • Communication - Ambassadors should be in contact with DSP regarding any updates, technical difficulties, or other issues that arise during their shifts. If the Ambassador is sick and/or unable to fulfil their duties, they must notify DSP ASAP.

  • Confidentiality - Ambassadors will have access to student information required to facilitate this accommodation. A student’s participation in DSP is completely confidential under the Americans with Disabilities Act - breaching confidentiality is grounds for immediate dismissal.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please attend one of the following information session(s):

  • Friday, 9/24, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Zoom Link)
  • Monday, 9/27, 11:00 am - 11:30 am (Zoom Link)
  • Monday, 9/27, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Zoom Link)

Compensation: $15/hr

If you have any questions, please email This position will be considered open until filled - please apply at your earliest availability. Consideration will be partially dependent on need - do you have availability at a time when one of our remote students is in need of an Access Ambassador to stream their lecture or section?

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns!

Mental Health Matters Day
Resilient California: Celebrating Diversity & Connecting for Wellness

Virtual 2021 Mental Health Matters Day!

We are very excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, Lisa Ling!

  • Emmy Award-Winning Journalist
  • Executive Producer and Host of CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling
  • Former Executive Producer of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Former Co-host, The View

Please Join Us - Registration is Free!
September 29, 2020 | 9:00am - 1:00pm
Register Online for Free!
Registration required to participate and view event.

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Commission on Disability Equality - now accepting applicants for the 2021-2022 school year

Commission on Disability Equality: Now Accepting Applicants for the 2021-2022 School Year!

CODE has redesigned our Commission because we hope to transform the status of the disability community. Our vision for a more inclusive campus requires us to reframe disability as a condition of society with barriers to accessibility that affect Everyone—across different communities, and regardless of whether they are disabled or not. 

If you are interested in getting involved in our mission to make UCSB a more accessible and inclusive campus for everybody, please consider applying! We are still accepting applications past the 5/21 application deadline, so please use this form to indicate your interest in getting involved with CODE.

Questions? You can reach us at


Application for CODE

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Interest Form:

Disabled Profiles in STEM

The UC System Ad-Hoc Committee: Accessibility in STEM are looking for passionate STEM students, faculty, alum, etc. affiliated with the University of California to share their stories about navigating the world of STEM with a disability. Profiles will be featured on a public website and shared on various social media platforms. Submissions can be anonymous.

Click here to fill our our Interest Form. 

Email (with "Accessibility in STEM" in the title) with any questions or concerns.