Disability Service Office is working remotely, please feel free to reach out to us.

For immediate assistance please call 718-289-5874 or email us at disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu. We are available to speak to you and answer your questions Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM.



Frequently Asked Questions 

Distance Learning Accommodations 
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, classes for spring and summer 2020 will continue on the distance learning format. The barriers that exist at the intersection of a student’s disability and course design may be different from the original course format. Some accommodations students used before may no longer apply to online formats, and some accommodations not considered previously may need to be considered now.
To alleviate this transition, we created a list of frequently asked questions.
I have not told my professor that I am registered with Disability Services! What should I do?
Scan and email your accommodation ID to the professor. If you lost your ID card, please email disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu  and we will assist you.
What is going to happen with my accommodations?
Your accommodations such as extra time will be provided by your professor. Professors may use Blackboard or other platforms for your exams. In order to have access to Blackboard, make sure you have your CUNYFirst user ID and password or contact IT at 718.289.5870. If your professor is unsure of how to accommodate you on the platform being utilized, please have them reach out to us.
How do I know if my class will be taught on Blackboard?
Your professor will be reaching out to you soon. Please check your email on a daily basis for updates.
Will I still Have access to disability services?

We continue to work remotely and in providing all our services such as career services, assistive technology training, tutoring, and initial interviews with our students. we can be reached at disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu or 718.289.5874 or 718.289.5875 during business hours, Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM. We are available on Microsoft Teams as well. Please reach out to us we will instruct you on contacting us through that medium as well. 


How to download Microsoft Teams?

Please click here to access Microsoft Teams from your Laptop/ Desktop or download the app in your smart phone

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 given the opportunity to register as New York State voters. Assistance is available to complete the registration.

Apply in Three Simple Steps

  1. Fill out an application for services
  2. Provide documentation of your disability:
    • Have a qualified professional fill out our Medical Documentation Form. For documentation guidelines see CUNY Documentation or
    • Submit a copy of your Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan
  3. Schedule an appointment with the department manager or accommodation specialist by phone at 718.289.5874 or 718.289.5875. We can also be reached at disabilityservices@bcc.cuny.edu:
    • Review your application and documentation (from Step 1) and
    • Determine your personalized accommodation plan

Loew Hall [LO], Room 211

Phone: 718.289.5874

Office Hours
9:00am- 5:00pm

Summer Hours

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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.

What Happens Next?

The disAbility Office will issue a photo ID card or accommodation letter confirming you are registered with our office.

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.

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