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 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Review your application and documentation (from Step 1) and
- Determine your personalized accommodation plan
Attention Students: Disability Services will be providing services remotely Fall 2020! Please read the FAQs below for important information.
New Students: Disability Services will send you an accommodation letter that you will then forward to your professors.
Returning Students: Scan and email your accommodation ID to the professor. If you lost your ID card, please email email@example.com and we will create a letter for you.
How will I get my accommodations for exams and assignments?
Accommodations will be provided by your professors through Blackboard. In order to have access to Blackboard, make sure you have your CUNYFirst user ID and password or contact IT at 718.289.5870.
Will I still have access to Disability Services?
Yes! We will provide all of our services remotely, include CUNY LEADS/LEADS Plus, assistive technology training, tutoring, and intake appointments. we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 if you need assistance accessing Teams.
How to download Microsoft Teams?
Please click here to access Microsoft Teams from your Laptop/ Desktop or download the app in your smart phone
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.