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
- Fill out an application for services
- Provide documentation of your disability:
- Have your medical provider fill out our Medical Documentation Form or
- Submit a copy of your Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan
- Schedule an appointment with the department manager or accommodation specialist by phone at 718.289.5874 or in person when you submit your paperwork. In this meeting, you will:
- Review your application and documentation (from Step 1) and
- Determine your personalized accommodation plan
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 confirming you are registered with our office.
Your ID card 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 are listed on the back of the card. You must show this card to your professors if you want their full cooperation in coordinating your accommodations.
Please Note: * This card is separate from your BCC student ID. The accommodations card need only be shown to faculty and staff from whom you need to request accommodations.