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AccessAbility Center (Student Disability Services)


The AccessAbility Center offers a variety of events both for students registered with AAC and for the City College community.  During the Fall and Spring semesters AAC offers "Pizza Wednesdays" from noon-1:30. Free pizza is served to all students that are registered with AAC. Students are offered a safe space to meet other students with disabilities, network, and become familiar with the AAC staff.

Students also have the opportunity to get involved with the Access Futures Club, which is a member organization of the CUNY Coalition for Students with Disabilities (CCSD).


We also offer a number of workshops each semester for students registered with The AccessAbility Center. Topics include stress management, time management, interviewing skills, self-advocacy, studying abroad, selecting a major, and finding internships.

CCNY 2014 Disability Awareness Event Descriptions

Thursday, April 2nd

Awareness Bake Sale

10 AM –4PM, NAC Lobby

The AccessFutures Student Club and the
AccessAbility Center are hosting a bake sale in the NAC first floor lobby to
raise awareness about autism. Proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.

Monday, April 20th

Lives: Oral Histories of the Disability Experience"

12-2 PM, NAC Hoffman Lounge

CCNY students with disabilities will
share highlights from their oral histories recorded in partnership with the New
York Public Library. Come to listen to stories and hear from the student
participants. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 21st

with Students with Disabilities: What Faculty Need to Know

12:30 PM –2:00 PM, CETL - NAC 4/220

Marie Ortiz and Dwight Kelly from the
AccessAbility Center present on and answer questions about the accommodation
process and teaching students with disabilities. Presented by the Center for
Excellence in Technology and Learning (CETL).

Tuesday, April 21st


to Employment: Perspectives from People with Disabilities

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, NAC Hoffman Lounge

Are you a student with a disability
about to graduate and enter the workforce? Does the thought of requesting
accommodations on the job fill you with dread? What challenges or advantages
might a person with a disability encounter as they move into their career?
Please join us as we discuss these and other topics with a panel of working
individuals from different fields of endeavors.

Wednesday, April 22nd


12-2PM, NAC 1/211

Are you feeling stressed? Do you love
dogs? Join the AcessAbility Center to interact with therapy dogs from New York
Therapy Animals. Open to all.


Thursday, April 23rd

Technology Expo

11 AM to 2PM, Location NAC 1/218

Come learn about free or low-cost assistive technology available on iOS, Android and Google Apps for students with visual impairments, learning disabilities and other impairments.You will also be able to see if you qualify for additional Assistive Technology through the New York Public Library including free audiobooks, money readers, and other services. Presented by Chancey Fleet, Assistive Technology Coordinator at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library of the New York Public Library.


Thursday, April 23rd

Innovation and the Future of Disability: A Panel Discussion

4:00 to 5:30 PM, Location NAC Hoffman Lounge

What is it like to study or work in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field as someone with a disability? How are people with disabilities using new technology to live, learn and earn differently? What emerging technologies are exciting from a disability perspective? How can STEM professionals integrate accessible and universal design concepts into their work? Experts from the fields of Active Technology, STEM, and Education will discuss these questions and more. Organized in partnership with the New York Public Library's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.


Sunday, April 26th

Awareness Walk

9:00 AM registration, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY

Join City College's Access Futures Club
and AccessAbility Center to walk and raise awareness about autism. For more
information or to register go to: