The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affair's Office for Students with Disabilities provides support and assistance to students with medical, physical, emotional or learning disabilities, especially those experiencing problems in areas such as academic program, career choice, or adjustment to the college experience and campus environment. Among the services provided are those related to accessibility of campus facilities, reasonable classroom accommodations (i.e., extended testing times, alternate test location), advocacy for student needs, referral to appropriate governmental and community agencies, and arrangements for notetakers, reads, and interpreters.
The Coordinator of OSD serves in an advisory capacity to the campus-at-large on matters related to students with disabilities and works closely with other student services to ensure that the needs of students with disabilities are met.
Students requiring notetakers must submit a copy of their course schedules to OSD at the beginning of each semester. Courses requiring notetakers should be identified on the schedule.
Students wishing to have class notes delivered to the OSD office are advised to pick them up weekly. If, after two weeks, class notes have not been picked up, a review will take place assessing the continued need for a note taker.
If you have a hearing disability and are sponsored by VESID, interpreters' costs are paid for by that agency. If you are ineligible for VESID sponsorship, your interpreters are chosen and paid for by the College. Interpreters can also be provided for campus events. Students who use this service must notify OSD at least 24 hours prior to any anticipated absences, so that we may avoid paying for unused services.
Students requiring this accommodation will use their own tape recorders. To protect original lecture material, students may be required to complete a Student Agreement for Taping Lectures. This agreement protects original faculty material from being published.
Students requiring taped textbooks and eligible for this accommodation should register independently with:
-- AND --New York State Library for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
If students are unable to acquire their textbooks through these organizations, office staff will work with the student in order to acquire the alternate format required directly from the publisher. The student must provide the office staff with course schedule information, as well as a copy of the receipt for all books that are requested. PLEASE NOTE: During peak times this process can take up to 8 weeks to complete and is dependent upon the publishing company involved. It is important to make requests early, as soon as possible after registering for courses.