A student is responsible for declaring his/her disability to The College at Brockport in order to be eligible for accommodation and services.
A student declares his/her disability to the College by providing Student Accessibility Services (SAS) with current (within three to five years) written documentation of disability by a recognized authority. A recognized authority may include a psychologist, psychiatrist, physician or state agency (i.e., Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped).
Types of documentation Student Accessibility Services typically requires:
- Neuropsychological evaluation
- Psychoeducational evaluation
- Registration with the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
- Physician's diagnosis with description of the condition, measures used to arrive at
diagnosis, how the condition affects you, and side effects of prescribed medication.
- This information should be on letterhead, dated and signed
Procedures for Accessing Services
Step 1: Student submits a confidential registration form and appropriate documentation to Student Accessibility Services (SAS).
Registration Form (Confidential)
Step 2: Documentation is assessed by the Coordinator of SAS to determine if it is complete and appropriate.*
Step 3: If the documentation is complete, the student will be notified and invited to schedule an intake appointment.
Step 4: The Coordinator of SAS explains policies and procedures regarding letters of accommodation**,
exam accommodations, support services, etc. during an intake appointment.
Step 5: Services and/or accommodations are implemented.
Students need to request services. Submission of documentation alone does not activate services or accommodations.
*Documentation is assessed for completeness and appropriateness under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended. Such assessment is necessary in order to establish a student’s eligibility for academic accommodations and/or auxiliary aids and services.
**Accommodations received in the past, as well as some accommodations recommended in documentation, may not be considered appropriate at this time.
Important Related Information
Accommodations cannot be implemented until the student’s documentation is complete. Further assessment by an appropriate professional may be required if documentation lacks vital information that is necessary to determine eligibility.
Accommodations will be determined collaboratively with the student and the Coordinator of SAS. However, SAS is ultimately responsible for determining appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Documentation should be submitted to:
The College at Brockport
State University of New York
Office for Students with Disabilities
350 New Campus Drive
227 Seymour Union
Brockport, NY 14420-2947
Documentation will remain confidential unless SAS is provided with the student's written authorization to release information.
Previous provision of service, or lack of it, does not guarantee or preclude college services.
It is important to understand that no service or accommodations can be provided for any student who refuses to provide documentation or does not notify SAS. Furthermore, it is the student's responsibility to inform faculty about his/her disability at the beginning of each semester. (Note: Faculty are responsible for providing accommodations only from the time at which they become informed.)