FAQ for Faculty
The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) provides several services to students with disabilities to ensure they have equal access to the programs and activities of the college. Adjunct and full-time faculty are legally required to assist in accommodating students with disabilities to guarantee equal access to the programs and activities of the college.
All instructors are legally required to assist in accommodating students with disabilities to guarantee equal access to the programs and activities of the college.
All instructors are encouraged to meet with students to discuss the implementation of their accommodations.
Please contact OAS and the Teaching and Learning Center if there are any questions at email@example.com.
It is entirely the student’s decision as to whether they will self-identify and/or request academic adjustments or support services from OAS.
FAQ for Students
No. Comprehensive and detailed information documenting a psychological, medical or physical disability and the need for services must be certified by a licensed physician, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, neurologist, speech pathologist or other appropriate professional.
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Students who are eligible for testing accommodations during a test or a quiz, such as extended time, use of assistive technology, or a distraction-free room, should notify their professors at the beginning of the semester. The office provides the student with an accommodation card/letter, which details the services to which the student is entitled. Students must follow the OAS test accommodations policy outlined below, and take the following steps to receive this service:
- Students must provide required documentation, which states the need for testing accommodations, to the Office of Accessibility Services in a timely manner. Documentation is then evaluated and appropriate accommodations are granted (such as extended time; use of a reader, scribe, or assistive technology; an alternative testing format; and/or a distraction-free testing environment.)
- Students must notify their professors and request alternative testing from them at the beginning of the semester. Your accommodation card/letter will state that you are entitled to receive this service.
- If the examination is to be proctored by the Office of Accessibility Services, the student must complete an Exam Request at least one week (7 days) prior to their exam.
Late submission of the Exam Request may result in lost accommodations.
Faculty may either email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or hand-deliver exams to OAS in suite L66 in the New Building. Once the student has completed the exam, unless picked up by the faculty member, the completed exam will be emailed back to the faculty member.
524 West 59th Street, L.66
New York City, NY 10019