Building An Ability-Inclusive Community at BCC

Welcome to the Disability Services Office! Our mission is to provide access and equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities, enabling them to succeed academically, socially, and professionally. We accomplish this by working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to determine the appropriate adjustments necessary to address their individual learning needs.

The Disability Services Office is an official New York State Voter Registration site. Individuals who visit our office are allowed to register as New York State voters. Assistance is available to complete the registration.

Apply in Three Simple Steps

  1. Fill out an application:  Link to the application (MS Form):
    • Upon completion, you will receive a confirmation email
  2. Reply to the confirmation email and attach documentation related to your disability:
    • Examples of documentation:
      • IEP (Individualized Education Plan), 504 plan from high school, or psychoeducational evaluation reports 
    • Students with other disabilities such as physical, chronic health conditions, psychological, hearing, vision, or temporary disabilities will need to have a qualified medical practitioner fill out our medical form as documentation:  Link to Medical Form (PDF) 
    • For documentation guidelines see CUNY Documentation
  3. Schedule an appointment by phone at 718.289.5874 or 718.289.5875 or email disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu
    • Assessment appointments can be scheduled for MS Teams or Zoom
    • During the assessment appointment, we will review your application and documentation to determine your personalized accommodation plan

What Happens Next?

  • The Disability Services Office will issue an accommodation letter confirming you are registered with our office.  Earlier registered students may have been issued an accommodations ID card*.
  • Your ID card or accommodation letter is proof that you are legally entitled to accommodations as mandated by BCC, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Your accommodations will be listed and you will need to email or show the provided accommodations letter or ID card to any faculty and staff from who you need to request accommodations.

Please Note: * This card is separate from your BCC student ID

Contact Us

Loew Hall [LO], Room 211

Phone: 718.289.5874
Email: 

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00am- 5:00pm

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday
8:00am-5:30pm

Our Services

We offer counseling and referrals,  arrange crucial auxiliary aids and services, including assistive technology services, note takers, readers, sign language interpreter services, priority registration, and alternative testing arrangements.

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