According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, no otherwise qualified person with a disability shall be denied a benefit or opportunity or be excluded from participation solely on the basis of that disability. The Office of Disability Services at Bronx Community College provides students with disabilities the accommodations necessary for them to access all we have to offer.
The documentation provided by the student must meet the standards outlined in the CUNY Guidelines.
After a thorough review of the documentation by a qualified staff member in the Office of Disability Services, the student and staff member will meet to identify what has worked for the student in the past and what might work now in this particular setting. Together they will identify appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Once the accommodations are written, a letter from the Office of Disability Services is presented, by the student, to his or her professors. These letters outline the student’s disability status, without stating the nature of the disability, and clearly state the specific accommodations that have been put in place. (For a list of possible accommodations, see the “Services” page of the Office of Disability Services website.)